This is a twig for grafting. Early Fall. Full bittersweet cider apple. Dabinett x Stoke Red. GT Spinks intro, Long Ashton, England, 1947.
Early fall astringent cider apple with strong tannin, high sugar (SG 1.060) and low acidity. Medium-sized round opaque orange-yellow fruit, blushed and striped with red. Very juicy. Ripens in early fall, but we’ve pressed them in late October with good results. Best blended with sharps and other bittersweet varieties.
Resurrected from an old Long Ashton trial orchard and planted extensively in recent years in England and the U.S. From 1903 until 2003, Long Ashton Research Station was the British center for the study of cider. Scab free. Blooms midseason. Z4.
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The deadline for ordering scionwood is February 21, 2020, for shipment around March 16.
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.