Melrose Apple Scionwood


Melrose Apple Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Fall-Winter. Jonathan x Delicious. Ohio Ag Exp Stn, 1944.

Exceptionally flavored very juicy tart dessert apple. As Massachusetts organic grower John Bemis explains, it has “a tartness that mellows in storage but always has some balance to the flavor…never becoming purely sweet.” Large dull red partially russeted fruit cooks well, keeps well and doesn’t bruise.

Thrives in more southerly climes of New England but is also growing in some central Maine orchards. Prune to get lots of light to the fruit and don’t pick until apples turn good and red. Vigorous large spreading productive tree bears young and annually. Susceptible to scab. Blooms mid-late season. Z4.

870 Melrose
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L870A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $5.00
L870B: scionwood by the foot (10' minimum), 1 ft for $4.50
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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.