Roxbury Russet Apple Scionwood
Roxbury Russet Apple Scionwood

Roxbury Russet Apple Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Winter. Roxbury, Massachusetts, early 1600s. One of the best late-winter dessert and sauce apples: rich, spicy and juicy. Sometimes recommended for both single-variety cider and blends, fresh or fermented. Hard medium-large oblate-conic-angular green fruit mostly covered with greenish to yellowish-brown russet. Not uniform in size, shape or color. Highly recommended for the root cellar. Keeps until late spring. Medium-to-large vigorous spreading tree. Probably the first named American apple variety. Together with Baldwin and Rhode Island Greening, one of the big three commercial apples in New England for much of the 19th century. Scab resistant. Z4-6.

901 Roxbury Russet Apple Scionwood
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L901A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $5.00
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L901B: 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.