Pewaukee Apple Scionwood


Pewaukee Apple Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Fall-Winter. Duchess x Northern Spy. George Peffer intro, Pewaukee, Wisc., about 1842.

A cross between two of the best culinary apples. Recommended for pies and sauce and other kitchen use. Cooks up fairly quickly into a light yellow smooth tart sauce.

Yellowish flesh is crisp, firm, juicy, tender and subacid. Medium-sized roundish ribbed ruddy-red striped and blushed fruit. Very distinctive because of the small pronounced protuberance (or lip) nearly always found next to the stem. The fruit has pretty much no cavity at all, making it easy to identify once you’ve seen one or two. Keeps until midwinter.

Typically grown in old Maine orchards but ancient trees can still be found now and then all across northern New England. Very long-lived, healthy and hardy. Blooms late. Z3.

880 Pewaukee
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L 880 A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $6.00
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L 880 B: scionwood by the foot (10' minimum), 1 ft for $5.50
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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 16, 2024, for shipment around March 11. (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 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 (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