Pristine Apple Scionwood


Pristine Apple Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Summer. Co-op 32 (Co-op 10 x Camuzat). PRI Co-op, 1994.

Disease-resistant medium-large roundish-oblate clear-yellow fruit is mildly subacid, spicy and rich flavored. Sometimes with an orange blush. Resembles Yellow Transparent and Lodi but with better dessert quality for good tart fresh eating. Tasty in summer salads and also a fine cooking apple. A good choice for backyard growers because the fruit doesn’t ripen all at once. You can pick them over a week or more. Keeps more than a month in refrigeration.

The eleventh variety released by the well-known PRI disease-resistant apple breeding cooperative program at Perdue, Rutgers and Illinois universities. The original seedling is a complex cross planted in 1975 at the Purdue Horticultural Research Farm in West Lafayette, IN. Has since been widely tested around the U.S. and across the world. Recommended for commercial orchards and hobbyists alike. Resistant to most apple diseases and scab immune; the name refers to its unblemished skin.

Blooms mid-late season. Z4.

885 Pristine
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L885A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $6.00
L885B: 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