Bitter Pew Apple Scionwood


Bitter Pew Apple Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Fall. Bittersharp cider apple. Discovered and introduced by John Bunker and Laura Sieger, Palermo, ME, 2015.

Mildly acidic, highly bitter and slightly astringent. Not for fresh eating! Strongly flavored juice, recommended for blending. (1.048 SG) Will add complexity and lots of pizzazz to even the dullest cider. Best pressing in the first two weeks of November. At our cider tasting in July 2018, the Bitter Pew cider received unanimous thumbs up.

Medium-sized angular conic fruit, deep dark lime green with a purple-red blush and prominent whitish dots. We found the medium-aged multi-stemmed tree in the remnants of an old orchard. When one of the old trees died decades ago, the rootstock sprouted and like a phoenix rose this wonderful tree. Now on trial in multiple locations. Blooms midseason. Probably Z4.

808 Bitter Pew
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L808A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $5.00
Ordering closed for the season
L808B: scionwood by the foot (10' minimum), 1 ft for $4.50
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Additional Information


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.

For more info:
About Scionwood.