Frostbite Apple Scionwood


Frostbite Apple Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Fall-Winter. MN 447. Parentage unknown. First fruited in 1921; named and introduced by the U Minn in 2008. Lost in the dustbin of weird apples for nearly 90 years before it was finally named and released.

A massively flavored dessert apple, the one we most look forward to on our farm each fall. Likely the most distinctive, complex and unusually flavored apple you’ll ever try. Astonished eaters have described it as tasting like molasses, olives, sugar cane, cheap whisky, yogurt, tobacco juice, and so on. We love it. The aromatic crisp crystalline apricot-orange flesh, with its occasional red staining, is so juicy it might run down your hand. The roundish fruit is medium-sized and entirely covered with dark bluish-purple stripes.

Extremely hardy, productive and reliable; at its best in colder districts. One of the parents of the popular Sweet Sixteen. Blooms midseason. Z3.

838 Frostbite
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L838A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $5.00
Ordering closed for the season
L838B: scionwood by the foot (10' minimum), 1 ft for $4.50
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Additional Information


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.

For more info:
About Scionwood.