Chestnut Apple Scionwood


Chestnut Apple Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Early Fall. MN 240 (Malinda x open-pollinated) U Minn, 1946.

A dessert crab with truly excellent fruit for fresh eating, pickles and sauce. Round 2" yellow and bronze-red apple with some russeting. Firm crisp juicy fine-grained very sweet yellowish flesh.

For a growing number of people in central Maine, late September is Chestnut apple time. A lot of people love this apple and it always scores high at our Common Ground Country Fair taste tests. Chestnut alone with no sugar makes a sweet and subtle sauce.

Not a keeper, but can be stored for a month or two. Vigorous, somewhat weeping, medium-sized productive tree tends to bear annually. Disease resistant. Beautiful in bloom, mid-late season. Z3.

822 Chestnut
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L 822 A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $6.00
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L 822 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.

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