This is a twig for grafting.Late Summer-Early Fall. Tartu region, Estonia.
Medium-sized oblate (flattened) fruit is light yellow with a pink blush. Flesh is white, dense, juicy, tart and sweet. We like the fresh eating flavor very much and it also cooks up nicely in desserts. Ripens in September and keeps extremely well. Tree is of average vigor with a wide growth habit.
Imported from Estonia in 1999 by local timber-framer Raivo Vihman, with the assistance of John Bunker. After a long quarantine period in its facility in Beltsville, Md., the USDA sent us scionwood. We had no idea what we’d get, and we’ve been pleased.
Annual bearing. Bloom time is average to early. Probably 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 18, 2022, for shipment around March 14. (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 ($5 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 ($4.50/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.