This is a twig for grafting.Late Fall-Winter. Summerland S-5-4 (McIntosh x Golden Delicious) Summerland Ag Res Stn, British Columbia, 1959.
This relatively unknown dessert apple has an avid following among commercial and home orchardists here in Maine and throughout the Northeast. The large oblong-conic yellow fruit blushed with light scarlet red is crisp, firm, juicy and sweet. Grower Phil Norris says it has “all the sprightliness of Golden Delicious combined with the incomparable sweet-tart ambrosia of a perfectly ripe Mac.”
Ripens after McIntosh and keeps relatively well. The tree is vigorous, upright-spreading and annually bearing. Blooms midseason. Z4.
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Scions are twigs, not trees. They have no roots and will not grow if you plant them.
The deadline for ordering scionwood is February 17, 2023, for shipment around March 13. (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 ($6 each) 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 ($5.50/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.