This is a twig for grafting. Winter. Unknown parentage. Silas S Stiles intro, Mapleton, ME, before 1870. Also called Aroostook.
Small, bright and salmon-colored with a light-golden russet. Fine-grained sweet flesh. Resembles the famous Pomme Grise. But unlike Pomme Grise, it will keep until late spring or even into July. Said to be a seedling of “Greening” most likely referring to Rhode Island Greening but possibly any number of other large green apples. Rediscovered in Mapleton with the help of Leslie Gardiner and Gary Kazsas. It would be highly unlikely to find trees outside of northwestern Maine, up near Ashland and Presque Isle. However, Aroostook Sunset is now growing strong at the Maine Heritage Orchard and a few other central Maine locations. Vigorous productive tree. Z3.
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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.