Stone Apple Scionwood


Stone Apple Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Winter. Seedling of Blue Pearmain. Grown by David Stone on his farm in Bethel, VT, in the late 1700s. Very similar to Bethel, another Blue Pearmain offspring introduced by Stone, which we’ve also carried.

Medium to large flattened round fruit with a corrugated basin. Tough thick skin is bright green with a pale orange-red blush, plenty of dots and russet around the stem. Like its parent, it develops a bluish bloom when ripe. All-purpose fruit with a balanced sweet-tart flavor. Stores very well.

Brought from Vermont to Potsdam, NY, by Phillip Stone around 1836 and became one of the most widely grown apples in the state. Extremely hardy. Blooms mid-late season. Z3.

901 Stone
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L 901 A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $6.00
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L 901 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