McIntosh Apple Scionwood
McIntosh Apple Scionwood

McIntosh Apple Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Fall. Possibly a seedling of Fameuse or perhaps St. Lawrence x Alexander. Dundela, Ontario, 1811. The most important apple in the Northeast. Although not planted in many other locations, it grows to perfection in our cool climate. There are many strains of McIntosh, some striped, some blushed, some solid red. Recent strains have been selected for traits other than flavor, and the variety has gotten a bad reputation. This strain has green ground color overlaid with red stripes and blush. It was planted in 1906 in Mercer, Maine. It has the best “Mac” taste. A delicious aromatic apple. Annual cropper. Large beautifully rounded spreading strong easily managed tree. Very susceptible to scab. Blooms midseason. Z4-5.

874 McIntosh Apple Scionwood
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L874A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $5.00
New catalog listings coming in early October
L874B: scionwood by the foot (10' minimum), 1 for $4.50
New catalog listings coming in early October
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Additional Information


The deadline for ordering scionwood is February 15, 2019, for shipment around March 11.

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.