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Rome Apple Scionwood
This is a twig for grafting. Late Fall-Winter. Possibly a seedling of Westfield Seek-No-Further. Quaker Bottom (Rome), Lawrence County, OH, around 1817.
One of the most famous of all American cooking apples, often the only one found in the grocery store when we were kids in the ’50s and ’60s. Still found now and then in commercial orchards.
Fruit is large, solid deep red and sprinkled with small bright white dots. Flesh is more firm than McIntosh, moderately juicy, mildly tart and slightly aromatic. Mix with other varieties in pies and crisps.
Productive and annually bearing. Keeps all winter in the root cellar. Scab susceptible. Blooms late. Z4-7.
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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.
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