Orr’s Island Cemetery Apple Scionwood

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Orr’s Island Cemetery Apple Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Late Fall. Unknown parentage. Harpswell, Maine. Productive seedling tree found growing on the edge of the Orr’s Island cemetery in Harpswell by MOFGA orchard coordinator Laura Sieger.

Large roundish-conic red fruit with a russet splash around the stem. Resembles Ben Davis but “bigger, shinier and brighter,” according to Laura. Crisp and juicy, good for fresh eating.

One of the wild apples used in a special single-barrel cider blend pressed and fermented at Whaleback Cider and sold at Perennial Cider Bar in Belfast as a benefit for the Maine Heritage Orchard.

On trial in MOFGA’s no-spray South Orchard. Z4.



881 Orr’s Island Cemetery
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L881A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $5.00
L881B: scionwood by the foot (10' minimum), 1 ft for $4.50
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Scionwood

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.

For more info:
About Scionwood.