This is a twig for grafting. Fall-Winter. Selected by Thomas Record, Auburn, ME, before 1849. Subsequently named for John Briggs of Auburn by Dr. Holmes, editor of Maine Farmer.
Large round-oblate clear yellow fruit with glowing greenish shading and a slight blush. All-purpose apple with a bright well-balanced flavor including hints of banana and blackberry.
Superior fresh eating well into winter and top-notch cooking. Peel it and it’s highly aromatic. Produces a thick creamy golden-yellow medium-sweet sauce. Excellent in oatmeal. In a pie, the slices lose their shape but the crust won’t sink and pie doesn’t get watery.
Medium-large reliably bearing productive tree. Recently we’ve suspected that Brigg’s Auburn may have been called Naked Limbed Greening in Waldo County where our scionwood comes from. Blooms midseason. Z4.
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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.