Newt Grindle Apple Scionwood


Newt Grindle Apple Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Late Summer-Early Fall. Chance seedling. Blue Hill, ME, about 1936. Newt Grindle, while working as caretaker on the Byers Farm in Blue Hill, discovered a wild seedling and decided to cultivate it as a pig apple. Before long he realized that the fruit was too good for the pigs.

The large picture-perfect aromatic fruit is oblate and noticeably ribbed, overspread with a translucent red-orange wash and stripes. Coloring reminiscent of Northern Spy. Waxy coating seems to deter insects naturally. Recommended for dessert and cooking. The medium-coarse juicy greenish flesh has a mild taste with hints of cherry and cinnamon. Keeps remarkably well for an early apple. Blooms mid-late season. Z4.

874 Newt Grindle
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L874A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $5.00
Ordering closed for the season
L874B: scionwood by the foot (10' minimum), 1 for $4.50
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Additional Information


The deadline for ordering scionwood is February 21, 2020, for shipment around March 16.

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.