Beefsteak Apple Scionwood

Beefsteak Apple Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Fall. Joel Davis intro, Amesbury, Massachusetts, before 1839. One of our great finds of 2013.

Very productive Baldwin-like all-purpose Maine heirloom ripens in mid-fall. The owners of the old tree in Lincolnville call it Freckles with good reason. The large irregularly ribbed deep rosy-red fruit is freckled with very prominent large white wispy dots.

We were happy to call it Freckles but now think it is likely the old Massachusetts apple Beefsteak, brought to Maine about the time of the Civil War and grown throughout the central and midcoast area.

Scionwood made available through the generosity of Rose and David Stebbins. Z4-8.

806 Beefsteak Apple Scionwood
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L806A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $5.00
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L806B: scionwood by the foot (10' minimum), 1 for $4.50
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Additional Information


The deadline for ordering scionwood is February 15, 2019, for shipment around March 11.

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.

For more info:
About Scionwood.