Judy Apple Scionwood


Judy Apple Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Summer. Unknown parentage. Rome, Maine.

Russell Libby discovered what may well be the world’s last Judy tree while poking around at a yard sale in Belgrade a few years ago. The variety originated a few miles away on the north side of Great Pond in Rome sometime before 1873. This particular specimen was likely set out by Carroll Sawyer, whose grandson Terry is the current owner of the property. According to Terry, the tree was old when he was a kid and the soft red fruit is “earlier than any I know.” Back in its prime it was annually bearing. We’re hoping the old hollow broken tree will put out at least one more crop. Who was Judy? Z4.

851 Judy
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L851A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $5.00
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L851B: scionwood by the foot (10' minimum), 1 for $4.50
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Additional Information


The deadline for ordering scionwood is February 21, 2020, for shipment around March 16.

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.