This is a twig for grafting.Summer. (Tetofsky x open-pollinated) Morden Station, Manitoba, 1929. Sometimes said to be a McIntosh-Tetofsky cross.
Very high-quality extremely hardy late-summer variety for dessert and cooking. Excellent flavor. Ripens in late August in central Maine. Fine-grained juicy tender aromatic creamy white flesh. Medium-large roundish-truncated ribbed slightly lumpy fruit. Amber skin is washed with dark red streaks and blotches.
Grower Don Johnson once wrote to John, “First, it has a wonderful bloom. Some people plant flowering crabs just for the bloom. I think Mantet is equal to any of them. Of the 100 apples that I have I can’t think of any that are as nice. Second, it is an annual heavy bearer. And for an early bearer…it keeps well, much better than Lodi or Yellow Transparent. Fourth, it has a most pleasing apple flavor…After they taste it they all want to grow it.” Its one flaw is its susceptibility to scab. Blooms early season. Z3.
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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 16, 2024, for shipment around March 11. (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 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 (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.