Lady Apple Scionwood


Lady Apple Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Winter. Brittany, France. Popular since the 1600s during the reign of Louis XIII. Not to be confused with the modern apple Pink Lady. Known in Europe as Api, these small aromatic apples were said to be carried around in the pockets of women as a perfume or deodorant to mask unpleasant smells. Also called Christmas Apple since the festive bright red and green glossy fruits can withstand a freeze and were commonly used to decorate wreaths and trees. White flesh is crisp and juicy, sweet-tart with hints of citrus. Good eaten fresh but prized as a culinary apple that works well in holiday foods like stuffings and chutneys, or served with ham and poultry. Stores well. Blooms midseason. Z4.

863 Lady
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L863A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $6.00
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L863B: 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 17, 2023, for shipment around March 13. (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 ($6 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 ($5.50/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.

For more info:
About Scionwood.