This is a twig for grafting.Fall-Winter. Unknown parentage. Hollis, New Hampshire, early 1800s. Also known as Jewett’s Red or Jewett’s Fine Red.
Excellent tart eating right off the tree after a few frosty nights in October and remaining excellent well into winter. Tender and juicy. I’ve never heard a satisfactory explanation for the name, but I’ve grown to love the flat truncate oddly shaped medium-sized deep crimson fruit—resembling Winesap—and the neat small easily managed rounded tree. Like Blue Pearmain, its possible parent, it has a heavy blue bloom.
Some years ago I received a wonderful note from Ruth King, “When I was a little girl (I’m 89 now) a Nodhead tree grew just outside our dining room. I expect it was quite frail as there were so few apples that the five of us kids squabbled as to who got the most!”
Bears a crop every year. Keeps until midwinter. Long-lived, natural semi-dwarf tree. Blooms mid-season. Z4.
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Scions are twigs, not trees. They have no roots and will not grow if you plant them.
The deadline for ordering scionwood is February 17, 2023, for shipment around March 13. (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 ($6 each) 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 ($5.50/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.