Harrison Apple Scionwood


Harrison Apple Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Mid-Late Fall. Vintage sharp cider apple. Parentage unknown. South Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, as early as 1712.

One of the most renowned American cider apples, dating from the early days of domestic cidermaking. Harrison cider was famous and considered to be better than champagne. Medium-small oval yellow-skinned fruit. Rich firm dry yellow flesh.

According to William Coxe in 1817, it makes a “high coloured, rich, and sweet cider of great strength, commanding a high price in New-York, frequently ten dollars and upwards per barrell.”

Vigorous productive tree. A Harrison revival is underway in several locations on the East Coast. Performing well in our central Maine trials. Appears to be plenty hardy. Z4.

850 Harrison
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L850A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $5.00
L850B: scionwood by the foot (10' minimum), 1 ft for $4.50
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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.

For more info:
About Scionwood.