St. Edmund’s Russet Apple Scionwood


St. Edmund’s Russet Apple Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Early Fall. First discovered in the orchard of a Richard Harvey, Bury St. Edmunds, England, about 1870. Received a first-class certificate from the Royal Horticultural Society, Oct. 6, 1875. Also called St. Edmunds, St. Edmunds Pippin and Early Golden Russet.

High-quality highly flavored late-September dessert fruit. Medium-sized roundish-conic fruit is similar in shape to Golden Russet but with a much lighter uniform yellowish-tan coloring. The crisp fine-textured creamy-white-yellowish juicy aromatic flesh has a sweet subacid pear-like flavor. Always one of the most popular apples at our Common Ground Fair taste tests.

Introduced to us by the late Don Johnson. Another of Don’s great finds. The earliest russet to ripen in central Maine every year. Not a keeper. Blooms early midseason. Z4.

894 St. Edmund’s Russet
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L894A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $5.00
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L894B: scionwood by the foot (10' minimum), 1 ft for $4.50
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Additional Information


The deadline for ordering scionwood is February 19, 2021, for shipment around March 15.

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.