Kola Apple Scionwood


Kola Apple Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Fall. Sharp cider apple. Malus coronaria ‘Elk River’ x Duchess of Oldenburg. NE Hansen, SD Ag Exp Sta, 1922.

A rare cross developed by Niels Hansen during his quest for hardy varieties for the Upper Midwest and the prairie provinces. Highly unusual tetraploid (68 chromosomes) fruit. Small 2" roundish-oblate fruit with no cavity, a long thin stem, and greasy oily smooth green skin with an occasional yellowish blush. The powerfully fragrant fruit—wet wool, bourbon, hair salon, rhubarb, strawberry or caramel—is sharp and astringent. Tastes like soap and thought to be highly nutritious! Recommended for trial by all adventurous cidermakers.

Has ornamental value with salmon-rose buds, light pink single flowers and almost all colors of the rainbow in its wonderful fall foliage. Introduced to us by Ann Warner and Stu Cohen of Newburgh, Maine. Kola is the Sioux word for ‘friend.’ Uncertain bloom time. Z3. Indigenous Royalties.

863 Kola
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L863A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $5.00
L863B: 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.