Pound Sweet Apple Scionwood

Pound Sweet Apple Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Fall. Unknown parentage. Manchester, CT, about 1834. Also called Pound Sweeting. Famous cooking apple once widely planted on Maine farms and still found here and there. One of the best fall varieties for baking, applesauce and even for stewing with quince. The sauce needs no sugar and gets sweeter as it cooks. Firm coarse flesh tinged with yellow. Sweet unusual flavor, called “peculiar” by Beach in The Apples of New York. Not a pie apple in our experience and a bit strange fresh eating. Will keep for a few weeks after picking. Often considered to be a synonym of Pumpkin Sweet in Connecticut and New York (but not in Maine!). Blooms midseason. Z4-6.

893 Pound Sweet Apple Scionwood
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L893A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $5.00
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L893B: scionwood by the foot (10' minimum), 1 for $4.50
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Additional Information


The deadline for ordering scionwood is February 15, 2019, for shipment around March 11.

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.