Drap d’Or Apple Scionwood


Drap d’Or Apple Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Fall-Winter. A classic French dessert variety, possibly from Brittany. First cataloged in 1628 and distributed by nurseries in the U.S. by 1820.

Beautiful and interesting round fruit displays a range of colors from golden yellow to bright green to brick red, all covered by a thin web of russet. Fondly referred to as “Rainbow Russet” by MOFGA orchardist and fruit explorer Laura Sieger. Crisp juicy yellowish-white mild subacid flesh. All-purpose—good for fresh eating, cooking and winter storage. Scionwood collected at the Maine Heritage Orchard. Z4.

831 Drap d’Or
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L 831 A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $6.00
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L 831 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.

For more info:
About Scionwood