Early Harvest Apple Scionwood

Early Harvest Apple Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Summer. Probably originated in New York well before 1800.

Very early apple tastes almost like sauce right off the tree. We think of it more as a cooking than a dessert apple. Makes a complex interesting sauce. Tart but not sharp; not a lot of sugar. Medium-sized roundish-oblate fruit is light yellow-green with a distinct splash of russet surrounding the stem cavity. Shallow basin end with an open calyx. Fruits turns rich buttery yellow as they drop during the first week of August in central Maine.

Introduced to central Maine around 1830 as Yellow Harvest. Said to be annual bearing. Our original scionwood came from the USDA ARS collection in Geneva, NY. Blooms midseason. Z4-7.

833 Early Harvest Apple Scionwood
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L833A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $5.00
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L833B: scionwood by the foot (10' minimum), 1 for $4.50
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Additional Information


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.

For more info:
About Scionwood.