American Summer Pearmain Apple Scionwood


American Summer Pearmain Apple Scionwood

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.

801 American Summer Pearmain
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L801A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $6.00
Ordering closed for the season
L801B: 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 17, 2023, for shipment around March 13. (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 ($6 each) 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 ($5.50/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.