This is a twig for grafting. Late Summer-Early Fall. Probably a Duchess seedling. Van Buren, Aroostook County, Maine, before 1907.
This is one of the best-tasting apples I’ve sampled on fruit exploration trips to Aroostook County. Although its true identity is yet to be determined, it perfectly fits WM Munson’s 1907 description in Preliminary Notes on the Seedling Apples of Maine.
Ripens in September and keeps for about a month. Medium-small roundish to slightly conic red-striped fruit. Very juicy yellowish flesh has some red along the core line and a subacid flavor. Not a sweet apple.
Medium-sized annually productive tree. No scab. Extremely hardy. Recommended for trial in coldest regions. Z3.
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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.