Brandywine Scionwood Apple ScionwoodThis is a twig for grafting. 20x20' M. ioensis ‘Plena’ Klehm’s No. 8 (M. x purpurea ‘Lemoinei’ x M. ‘Klehm’s Improved’) Incredibly beautiful fragrant flowers followed by unbelievably bitter fruit. Deep red buds open to small deep pink double rose-like blossoms. Put an arrangement of these flowers in a vase, and people will swear they are roses. One of the most fragrant crabs. Some growers will hate the unattractive 1–2" yellow fruit that drop in the fall and make a mess. Cidermakers will love it. Very high in tannin. In Cider Digest a few years ago, one grower wrote, “You ought to try planting a crab called ‘Brandywine’. WOW!!! what a real mouth-killer as far as tannin goes….Couldn’t tell you the acidity because my tongue had gone dead.” Loosely rounded tree. Blooms very late. Zones 4-7.
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