This is a twig for grafting.Late Summer. Thought to be of French or Russian origin, before 1876. Also called Peach or Montreal Peach. Known as Pomme Pêche in Montréal.
All-purpose fruit ripens just after Duchess in colder districts. Excellent in sauce and nearly as good as Gravenstein in a pie. Develops from subacid to a richer and mellower flavor as the season progresses.
Conical rich-yellow fruit often with a bright peach-like orange-red cheek. We love the comment Vic Caron of New Hampshire made years ago: “I think they are aptly named, the Peach is a peach.”
Still found in central and western Maine, across northern Vermont and New Hampshire, and into Québec. Introduced to us by Josh Karp of Cate Hill Orchard in Craftsbury Common, VT. Blooms midseason. Z3.
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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.