Cap of Liberty Apple Scionwood


Cap of Liberty Apple Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Early Fall. Vintage bittersharp cider apple. From the Martock area, Somerset, England, between 11th and 14th c. Also known as Red Soldiers or Bloody Soldiers. Debate about this English cider apple’s origin is not over what year or decade it came from, but what century!

Similar to Kingston Black, Cap of Liberty is suitable for single-varietal vintage cider that is mildly bitter with balanced acid. High in tannins and malic acid. Also good blended with sweeter varieties. The small conic to cylindrical fruit is red-blushed over a yellow ground. Late blooming. Z4.

818 Cap of Liberty
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L818A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $5.00
Ordering closed for the season
L818B: scionwood by the foot (10' minimum), 1 ft for $4.50
Ordering closed for the season
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Additional Information


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.

For more info:
About Scionwood.