This is a twig for grafting. Winter. Most likely a chance sport (mutation) of popular Dutch variety Belle de Boskoop, dating back to 1860.
Long the farm apple of Europe: every backyard had a Boskoop. This red version is a similar big blocky fruit largely patched and netted with russet over a red base. Every chef in Europe knows Boskoop—it cooks beautifully. The taste is outstanding. Quite tart right off the tree, but after storage, the acidity mellows and it becomes a very good table apple. Keeps well.
Robust tree. Blooms early.Triploid: will not pollinate other apples. Z4.
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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.