Blenheim Orange Apple Scionwood


Blenheim Orange Apple Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Fall. From outside the walls of Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England, before 1800.

Large beautiful rich-yellow oblate fruit with a prominent red blush and a big russet splash surrounding the stem. The Apples of New York calls Blenheim “excellent for either dessert or culinary use.” Crisp and juicy. Keeps until about mid-December.

One of the most famous English heirlooms and one of the few varieties from England to be grown successfully in Maine early on, probably arriving here well before 1870. In 2014 we found four ancient Blenheim trees down near Boothbay. Our scionwood comes from the USDA collection in Geneva, NY. Blooms midseason. Z4.

808 Blenheim Orange
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L808A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $6.00
L808B: scionwood by the foot (10' minimum), 1 ft for $5.50
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Additional Information


Scions are twigs, not trees. They have no roots and will not grow if you plant them.

The deadline for ordering scionwood is February 16, 2024, for shipment around March 11. (Please note: we ship scionwood only in mid-March. If you would like to order rootstock to arrive in the same shipment, select mid-March shipping when adding the rootstock to your cart.)

We sell scionwood in two ways:

  • By the stick: One 8" stick will graft 3 or 4 trees.
  • By the foot: For orchardists grafting large numbers of trees of a particular variety, we also offer scionwood by the foot (minimum order of 10 feet per variety). In our own nursery work, we are usually able to graft 6-8 trees from one foot of scionwood.

You can graft right away or store scionwood for later use. It will keep quite well for several weeks stored in sealed ziplock bags in the refrigerator.

For more info:
About Scionwood