This is a twig for grafting. Winter. Possibly Kennebec County, ME, before 1850. May also be Pennock of Delaware County, PA. According to William Bradford in his 1900 University of Maine thesis, Pennock was referred to as Benton Red in central Maine. We agree the two may be one and the same.
Very tart all-purpose winter apple, good for everything: eating, cooking, drying, cider and storage. It’s one of our favorite apples on the farm. Medium-large fruit, round-conic with smooth shiny skin, mostly bluish pink with red streaks. Keeps all winter.
Vigorous annually productive large upright spreading vase-shaped tree. No scab. Scionwood from the old Benton trees. 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.