This is a twig for grafting.Summer. New Brunswicker x Fameuse. Francis Sharp intro, Upper Woodstock, New Brunswick, about 1850. Also called Early Redbird and Scarlet Pippin.
The earliest variety we grow—ready to eat the last week of July in central Maine. Medium-small roundish crimson red fruit with white dots. Tart fresh eating. Crisp if you catch them just before they drop. Cooks into orange-pink thick creamy sauce in about six minutes.
Long ago popular throughout Maine. Bred by the eccentric genius Francis Peabody Sharp (1823-1903), the key figure in bringing fruit-growing to northern Maine. He bred and tested thousands of apples, plums and other fruits. Z3.
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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.