This is a twig for grafting.Winter. Kidd’s D.8 (Kidd’s Orange Red x Golden Delicious) JH Kidd intro, Greytown, Wairarapa, New Zealand, 1960.
One of the most famous of all modern dessert varieties. Medium sized, oval shaped and red striped. Sweet, crisp, juicy and low acid. One of Gala’s parents, Kidd’s Orange Red, is also famous in cult apple circles. Kidd’s Orange Red is the child of Cox’s Orange Pippin and Red Delicious. So much fame in its parentage! Blooms midseason. Z5.
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Scions are twigs, not trees. They have no roots and will not grow if you plant them.
The deadline for ordering scionwood is February 17, 2023, for shipment around March 13. (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 ($6 each) 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 ($5.50/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.