Chenango Strawberry Apple Scionwood


Chenango Strawberry Apple Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Late Summer. Lebanon, NY, or possibly Connecticut, circa 1850.

Excellent tender-skinned tender-fleshed dessert and cooking apple ripens over several weeks in September and into October. Subacid and aromatic. Yellowish-white skin covered with soft pastel pinky-red “strawberry” stripes and a very long famously distinctive conic strawberry shape. One of the more famous American heirlooms—there’s no other apple like it.

Originally called Frank, after the man who first introduced the variety. Another early synonym was Jackson Apple, possibly his last name. Also known by several other synonyms including Zepherus Chernogous. Wow!

Tends to bear annually. Keeps only a week or two. Blooms midseason. Z4. Indigenous Royalties.

820 Chenango Strawberry
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L 820 A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $6.00
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L 820 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