Aunt Penelope Winslow Apple Scionwood


Aunt Penelope Winslow Apple Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Late Summer-Early Fall. Penelope Winslow intro, probably brought from Marshfield, Mass., to North Haven, Maine, between 1760 and 1770.

Extremely rare all-purpose apple. Medium-sized, roundish, slightly ribbed, and conspicuously red-striped. Recommended for dessert use in October, but in early January it’s still good for sauce: quick, thick, rich, yellow and slightly tart.

John Bunker first learned of the apple and gathered the scionwood from Len Alexander of Chelsea, Maine, whose family has deep roots on North Haven Island, where one APW tree still remains. Many thanks to Gil Foltz, Len Alexander, Ellen Kennedy, Jay Gould, and others who have helped piece together the apple’s long history.

Blooms midseason. Z4.

804 Aunt Penelope Winslow
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L 804 A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $6.00
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L 804 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