This is a twig for grafting. Late Summer. Unknown parentage, probably originating in Québec before 1870.
Extremely hardy large light-yellow midsummer cooking and dessert apple reminiscent of Yellow Transparent. The fruit is oblong or even rectangular in shape. Occasionally the large hollow core will be partially filled with a sweet nectar you can actually sip after cutting the fruit in half. As the fruit ripens the faint yellow deepens to a rich gold, hence the name (Golden Apple). Eat it fresh and use it in summer pies. Makes a light golden-yellow mild-flavored chunky sauce.
Fruit-explorer Gloria Seigars introduced it to John near St. Agatha, Maine, in the fall of 1998. Edwich Michaud believes his grandfather brought the apple to Maine from Canada in 1870. Uniquely shaped, beautiful and rare. Hardy enough for all northern districts. Long mid-late bloom season. Z3.
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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.