Milo Gibson Apple Scionwood

Milo Gibson Apple Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Fall. Highly flavored dessert variety. Not for those who like mild-flavored fruit. Delicious licorice taste with hints of banana. As intensely flavorful in most years as Frostbite, King David and Sweet Sixteen. Flesh is dense and firm. Keeps till the New Year. Large roundish form, muted yellow, mostly blushed red and overlaid with stripes of darker red. The history of this apple is somehow connected with the much-revered Milo Gibson (1905-1974), one of the founders of North American Fruit Explorers (NAFEX) in the late 1960s. Was it one of his creations or a tribute by an admirer? We may never know. But it’s a great apple. Blooms late. Malus. Unknown origin, possibly Oregon, early 20th century. Z4-8.

876 Milo Gibson Apple Scionwood
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L876A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $5.00
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L876B: scionwood by the foot (10' minimum), 1 for $4.50
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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.