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.
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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.