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. Always scores high at our Common Ground Country Fair taste tests. A lot of people love this apple. For a few, despite its crispness and depth of flavor, it is too sweet. 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. Also beautiful in bloom, mid-late season. Z3.

823 Chestnut
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L823A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $5.00
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L823B: scionwood by the foot (10' minimum), 1 ft for $4.50
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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.