Mutsu Apple Scionwood


Mutsu Apple Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Fall-Winter. Golden Delicious x Indo. Aomori Apple Exp Stn, Japan. Introduced commercially in the U.S. in 1948. Also known as .

High-quality large fruit for fresh eating and cooking keeps till March. Yellowish-white flesh is mildly subacid and very flavorful with notes of honey. Smooth green to golden-yellow skin is blushed orange and sprinkled with dots. Looks like an oversized Golden Delicious.

Large vigorous tree is an annual bearer. Named after Mutsu Bay, an important scallop fishery in Northern Japan. Triploid: will not pollinate other apples. Z4.

876 Mutsu
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L 876 A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $6.00
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L 876 B: scionwood by the foot (10' minimum), 1 ft for $5.50
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Additional Information


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.

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About Scionwood