Alexander Apple Scionwood


Alexander Apple Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Fall. Unknown parentage. Ukraine, circa 1700. Originally known as Aporta. Renamed Alexander in honor of the Czar Alexander I (1777-1825).

Very large round-conic fruit, faintly red-striped in the shade and brightly blushed orange-red in the sun. More conic than its famous oblate child, Wolf River. Firm coarse tender slightly tart juicy flesh, best known for its cooking qualities, although also quite good tart fresh eating.

First arrived in the U.S. in 1835 and quickly spread north. Long famous in Aroostook County and other northern areas where it can be picked for several weeks, reaching its prime in late fall.

Bears young. Good cropper. Blooms midseason. Resistant to scab. Very hardy. Z3.

802 Alexander
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L 802 A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $6.00
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L 802 B: scionwood by the foot (10' minimum), 1 ft for $5.50
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Additional Information


Scions are twigs, not trees. They have no roots and will not grow if you plant them.

The deadline for ordering scionwood is February 16, 2024, for shipment around March 11. (Please note: we ship scionwood only in mid-March. If you would like to order rootstock to arrive in the same shipment, select mid-March shipping when adding the rootstock to your cart.)

We sell scionwood in two ways:

  • By the stick: One 8" stick will graft 3 or 4 trees.
  • By the foot: For orchardists grafting large numbers of trees of a particular variety, we also offer scionwood by the foot (minimum order of 10 feet per variety). In our own nursery work, we are usually able to graft 6-8 trees from one foot of scionwood.

You can graft right away or store scionwood for later use. It will keep quite well for several weeks stored in sealed ziplock bags in the refrigerator.

For more info:
About Scionwood