Keepsake Apple Scionwood

Keepsake Apple Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Winter. MN 1593 (MN 447 x Northern Spy) U Minn, 1979. Aptly named fruit keeps until June or even July in the root cellar. Very fine-textured light yellow flesh is hard, crisp, juicy and sweet. Excellent aromatic flavor, but you must wait at least a month after picking. The irregular conic medium-sized fruit is almost entirely overlaid with stripes and a wash of very deep red. Moderately vigorous medium-sized tree usually bears annual crops. A northern grower on the North American Fruit Explorers (NAFEX) email discussion group called it “my most agreeable, reliable, grower overwhelmingly friendly apple. I have to thin the whoopee out of it every year. Big fruit. Big taste. Keepsake! Keepsake! Keepsake!” Recently discovered to be one of the parents of the sensational Honeycrisp. Somewhat resistant to scab. Blooms late. Z3-5.

860 Keepsake Apple Scionwood
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L860A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $5.00
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L860B: scionwood by the foot (10' minimum), 1 for $4.50
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Additional Information


The deadline for ordering scionwood is February 15, 2019, for shipment around March 11.

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.