Bourassa Apple Scionwood


Bourassa Apple Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Fall. Europe or Quebec, before 1750.

Very high-quality tender slightly dry dessert fruit with a rich spicy aromatic flavor. Elongated-conic fruit features a prominent reddish blush that shines through a russet web. Not a storage apple but keeps until about December.

Was much-loved in southeastern Canada, northern Vermont and Maine from before the American Revolution. After more than 100 years of popularity, it disappeared, like so many old varieties, at the end of the 19th century. Maine fruit explorer Regina Grabrovac found some ancient russets in Dennysville, way downeast, not far from the Canadian border. While so many of our russet apple finds are proving to be matches to the more common and widespread Golden Russet varieties, these gems DNA tested as a unique variety. We are quite sure they are Bourassa. Blooms midseason. Z3.

810 Bourassa
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L810A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $6.00
L810B: 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