This is a twig for grafting.Late Summer. Golden Delicious x unknown (possibly Newtown Pippin). Nelson County, VA, 1969.
One of the first commercial varieties to ripen. Large conic-round classic Delicious shape with smooth waxy yellow skin and often a gentle red blush. Cream-colored juicy crisp flesh is a bit sharper than Golden Delicious but still quite sweet for an early apple. Great for salads because slices are slow to brown. One of the lone surviving trees on the edge of Clyde and Frances “Ginger” Harvey’s Winesap orchard after Hurricane Camille flooded the area. The fruit turned out yellow—different from all the rest in the orchard—and was determined to be a Golden Delicious seedling. Blooms midseason. Z4.
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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.