This is a twig for grafting. Summer. Among the oldest known American apple varieties, before 1806. In his classic pomological reference book Old Southern Apples, Creighton Lee Calhoun proposes that it originated in New Jersey, but its parentage is unknown.
Medium-sized round fruit is yellowish-green with purple-red blush and crimson or orange stripes. A fine fresh eating apple that bruises easily and doesn’t keep long, but the tender aromatic yellow flesh melts in your mouth. Ripens over about 4 weeks in late August to September. Said to make the best dried apple rings! Z4.
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The deadline for ordering scionwood is February 19, 2021, for shipment around March 15.
We sell scions (scionwood) in two ways. Each single 8" stick will graft 3 or 4 trees, and comes with a small paper ID label. Scionwood by the foot (minimum order of 10 feet) will usually graft about 6 or 8 trees from one foot of scionwood. You can graft right away or store it for later use. Stored properly, it will keep quite well for several weeks.
Scions are twigs, not trees. They have no roots and will not grow if you plant them.