Bramtot Apple Scionwood


Bramtot Apple Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Fall. Bittersweet cider apple. Thought to be a seedling of the old variety Martin Fessar. M. Legrand intro, Yvetot, France, 1872. Brought to England by the Woolhope Naturalists Field Club in 1884.

Not for fresh eating but an excellent bittersweet for blending in hard cider. Juicy firm cream-colored quite bitter very astringent flesh has a very high sugar content. (SG 1.069, acidity 2.3g/L, tannin 3.5g/L)

Steve Wood of Poverty Lane Orchards and Farnum Hill Ciders in Lebanon, NH, called it “a lovely little apple with nice juice, interesting, aggressively tannic.” Small conic green partially russeted fruit with a dull orange blush. Not very well known and rarely included in the literature. Blooms mid-to-late season. Z4.

811 Bramtot
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L 811 A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $6.00
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L 811 B: 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