This is a twig for grafting. Summer. Introduced by Captain Henry Cole, Cornish, Maine, about 1840.
Large flattish-conical ribbed bright yellow fruit often with a brownish blush. Reminiscent of a quince! This is my favorite midsummer cooking apple. In central Maine they ripen toward the end of August. Still good into mid-September. Unlike many other summer varieties, you can ripen them on the tree and let them drop. They won’t be funky and they don’t rot if you blink a couple times. In the morning I go out to the tree, pick up the four or five that dropped overnight and put them to use. They cook up quick into morning applesauce. Delicious with oatmeal. They make an excellent pie. Productive and mostly annual. Blooms early. Z4.
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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.