This is a twig for grafting.Early Fall. Unknown parentage. Jonathan Fletcher Farm, Lincolnville, Maine, 19th century.
Medium solid green fruit looks like Tolman Sweet but with a russet netting and an occasional orange blush. Very white crystalline flesh with a slightly green tinge. Refreshing, mild, incredibly juicy and very crisp without being hard. Snaps when you take a bite.
The texture is reminiscent of an Asian pear, a water chestnut, or maybe a perfect radish. The flesh, however, dissolves in your mouth.
Makes a light-textured loose yellow sauce with a hint of blackberry. Discovered in the fall of 2002 with the help of Lincolnville historians Rosey Gerry and Diane O’Brien and local farmer Clarence Thurlow. More recently, we located a second specimen in nearby Hope.
Keeps until about December. No scab. Blooms midseason. 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.