St. Johnsbury Apple Scionwood


St. Johnsbury Apple Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Late Summer-Early Fall. Discovered in 1873 on the farm of Otis Hallet in St. Johnsbury, VT. Grafted and sold by local nurseries under the name St. Johnsbury Sweet.

Medium-sized round-oblate fruit has a yellow ground color mostly covered with streaks that range from hot pink to carmine. Solid crunchy flavorful yellowish flesh is juicy and sweet. A perfect lunchbox apple. Stores well.

Very rare, and one of our favorites in the Maine Heritage Orchard collection. Strong productive extremely hardy trees known to survive temps of –50°. Scab resistant. Blooms midseason. Z3.

898 St. Johnsbury
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L 898 A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $6.00
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L 898 B: scionwood by the foot (10' minimum), 1 ft for $5.50
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Additional Information


Scions are twigs, not trees. They have no roots and will not grow if you plant them.

The deadline for ordering scionwood is February 16, 2024, for shipment around March 11. (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 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 (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.

For more info:
About Scionwood