Jonathan Apple Scionwood


Jonathan Apple Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Fall-Winter. Esopus Spitzenburg seedling. Woodstock, Ulster County, NY, before 1826.

A very high-quality all-purpose variety. The medium-sized roundish red fruit is excellent for fresh eating: firm, juicy, crisp, tender, aromatic and mildly tart. Also good for cooking. Stores all winter.

Productive, widely adapted and generally disease free. One of the most famous of all American apples. Named for Jonathan Hasbrouck, one of the apple’s first champions. Used extensively in modern apple breeding, being parent to dozens of varieties. Its most famous progeny include Jonagold, Idared, Melrose and King David. Some resistance to scab. Blooms midseason. Z4.

859 Jonathan
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L 859 A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $6.00
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L 859 B: scionwood by the foot (10' minimum), 1 ft for $5.50
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Additional Information


Scions are twigs, not trees. They have no roots and will not grow if you plant them.

The deadline for ordering scionwood is February 16, 2024, for shipment around March 11. (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 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 (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.

For more info:
About Scionwood