Black Gilliflower Apple Scionwood


Black Gilliflower Apple Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Fall-Winter. Very old American variety of unknown origin. Probably from New England, well before 1800. Also called Sheepnose or Gilliflower. Famous American heirloom.

Fruit quality is fair and dry. Old timers used it for mincemeat. Would also be useful for drying. Medium-sized fruit (or even small), very conic and shaped like a sheep’s nose. In the sun, the color can be rather dark purple. Usually most of the fruit is dark green with some purple here and there.

Well known in old Maine orchards. Blooms late. Keeps until February. Z3.

810 Black Gilliflower
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L810A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $5.00
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L810B: scionwood by the foot (10' minimum), 1 for $4.50
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Additional Information


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.

For more info:
About Scionwood.