This is a twig for grafting. Late Summer. Duchess of Oldenburg seedling. Perham, ME, 19th century. Introduced by James Nutting (1839-1893), orchardist, printer and state legislator, dedicated to developing apples that would thrive in northern Maine.
Medium-large roundish-conic fruit, striped and blushed with red. Similar to Duchess. Juicy mildly subacid fine-grained yellow-white flesh for fresh eating and cooking. Mild sweet subacid taste.
No one seems to know where this excellent apple got its curious name, though a customer suggested the James Fenimore Cooper hero, Natty Bumppo, as the source. Blooms early. 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.