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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The deadline for ordering scionwood is February 19, 2021, for shipment around March 15.
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.