Martha Crab Apple Scionwood


Martha Crab Apple Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Late Summer-Early Fall. Excelsior, MN, about 1879, by Peter Gideon, best known for his famous apple Wealthy.

Classic heirloom crab with high-quality beautiful bright rosy-red 2" fruit for fresh eating and cooking. Yellowish flesh is coarse, crisp, juicy and quite delicious. “They have this amazing sweet and tart flavor, they’re super crunchy, and they’re the perfect snack size,” said Heather Davis. Also suitable for jellies, jams and other cooking.

Medium-sized tree is annually bearing, extremely long-lived and hardy. Jason Davis of Cayford Orchards in Skowhegan, ME, introduced us to their old Martha trees many years ago. The crab has been part of his family’s orchard for generations. Thanks to Jason and Heather for providing the scionwood. Blooms midseason. Z3.

865 Martha Crab
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L865A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $5.00
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L865B: scionwood by the foot (10' minimum), 1 ft for $4.50
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Additional Information


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.