This is a twig for grafting.Fall. Unknown parentage. Solon, Maine.
Beautiful superb-tasting dessert apple. Surprisingly juicy distinctly tart full-flavored medium-to-large round-conic fruit. Rich buttery-yellow skin overspread with a veil of vibrant red-orange. Very good early season cider.
Perfectly ripe at the end of September in central Maine where, in a good year, you won’t find a better apple. At our Common Ground Fair taste tests, it usually vies for the crown with Cox’s Orange Pippin. It was the overwhelming favorite in 2017 and runner-up in 2018.
In 1996 the late Roy Slamm convinced me to visit and subsequently propagate nursery stock from the three ancient “Strawberry” trees on his South Solon farm, thus saving the apple from almost certain extinction. Now spreading throughout Fedcoland.
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The deadline for ordering scionwood is February 19, 2021, for shipment around March 15.
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.