This is a twig for grafting. Late Summer. Franklin Grove, IL, before 1869.
Small round pinkish-striped fruit ripens in mid-September in central Maine. Considered a crab but it is definitely suitable for the kitchen and the lunch box. Excellent pickling and good-to-excellent fresh eating. In a good year the fruit can be better than Chestnut if that’s possible to believe. Intense and incredibly sweet.
One year at the Common Ground Fair, Whitney beat out Cox’s Orange Pippin and Chestnut in our taste test. The fruit looks similar to Chestnut, but may be a little more pink. Eat it or can it up quickly because it doesn’t keep long.
Hardy, vigorous, heavy bearing. Blooms pink and white. Z3.
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The deadline for ordering scionwood is February 21, 2020, for shipment around March 16.
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.