Northern Sweet Apple Scionwood


Northern Sweet Apple Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Late Summer-Fall. Unknown parentage. Chittenden County, VT, circa 1800. Originally introduced as Northern Golden Sweet, but the name was shortened to avoid confusion with another variety, Golden Sweet.

Best for cooking and could be a good addition to fermented cider.

Medium-sized round-oblate and deeply ribbed yellow fruit with a small reddish blush and numerous russet dots. Long thin stem and a distinct abrupt and corrugated basin. Fine-textured tender white flesh is juicy and sweet with low acid.

Growing well and fruiting in the Maine Heritage Orchard in Unity. Z4.

878 Northern Sweet
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L878A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $5.00
Ordering closed for the season
L878B: scionwood by the foot (10' minimum), 1 ft for $4.50
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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 18, 2022, for shipment around March 14. (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 ($5 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 ($4.50/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.

For more info:
About Scionwood.