Starkey Apple Scionwood
Starkey Apple Scionwood

Starkey Apple Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Fall-Early Winter. Seedling of Ribston Pippin. Vassalboro, Maine, 1820. A superb fall fresh-eating apple with an exquisite combination of crisp sweetness and tartness reminiscent of a perfectly ripe Concord grape. Medium-sized roundish fruit is rosy red, covered almost completely with fine lines, shades and stripes of darker reds, and sprinkled with pronounced white dots. Tendency towards biennial bearing although it will produce a crop every year if pruned and thinned. Keeps well into winter. We begin to get into them in late September, with perfect eating around the New Year. Still quite decent in February. Originated on the farm of Moses Starkey, a Quaker minister in North Vassalboro. Listed in The Apples of New York but never gained popularity outside central Maine. Blooms early to midseason. Z4-6.

912 Starkey Apple Scionwood
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L912A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $5.00
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L912B: 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.