This is a twig for grafting.Late Fall. Full bittersweet cider apple. Parentage unknown. Developed by M. Goddard of Boisguillaume, Rouen, France, probably mid-19th c.
The gold medal of cider apples, introduced into England in 1884. Full bittersweet, high in bitterness and astringency. (SG 1.053-1.059, acidity 0.21–0.27%, tannin 0.64%) Combine with other late varieties. Small to medium roundish-conic yellow fruit mostly covered with a netting of golden russet and sometimes featuring a soft reddish blush. In the 1993 British text The Book of Apples, Joan Morgan and Alison Richards wrote that it “produces sweet, heavily astringent juice and full bittersweet cider often high in alcohol, fruity and good quality.” Wide spreading vigorous tree with good branch angles. Scab resistant but said to be susceptible to fireblight. Blooms late season. Z4.
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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.