This is a twig for grafting. Summer. MN 1639 [Mantet (Tetofsky x open-pollinated) x Oriole (Duchess x open-pollinated)] U Minn, 1978.
One of the best-flavored early apples for northern growers. The result of a 1949 breeding project that merged several of our most important hardy summer/fall varieties. From Tetofsky, its round shape and crisp tender juicy flesh. From Oriole, its fine-grained texture, subacid flavor, and its rounded medium-sized tree. From Mantet, the medium-sized fruit’s glossy red skin and all-around excellent flavor. From Duchess, its productive and precocious nature, and its excellent culinary quality.
From all these ancestors comes its great hardiness. It has reportedly survived and fruited after temperatures of –40°. Keeps well for a summer apple. Ripens in time for the Minnesota State Fair (Aug. 24-Sept. 4 in 2017). 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.