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Deane Scionwood Apple Scionwood
This is a twig for grafting. Fall. Unknown parentage. Cyrus Deane farm, Temple, Maine, late 19th century. Also called Nine Ounce. A Maine all-purpose variety once popular from Orono to Bath, now all but vanished. The medium roundish oblate fruits even weighed 9 ounces apiece. Looks a bit like a cross between Northern Spy and Duchess. Maybe it is? Light yellow skin mostly covered with red blush and short “Spy”-pink stripes. Slightly lobed. Fine-grained white tender juicy subacid fruit. Melting with the consistency of a Mac but no scab. Our scionwood came originally from Michael Rothchild’s orchard in Phillips, just nine miles from Temple. Z3-5.
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The deadline for ordering scionwood is February 15, 2019, for shipment around March 11.
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.
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