Sweet Alford Apple Scionwood


Sweet Alford Apple Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Fall-Winter. Devon, England, 18th c. Popular in commercial cider orchards.

Produces sweet juice that ferments into high-quality mild bittersweet cider. Suitable as a single-varietal cider and blends well with bittersweets and bittersharps. Can also be eaten fresh. Medium-sized fruit is pale yellow with a rosy blush and waxy skin. Trees are tip-bearing. Z4.

899 Sweet Alford
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L899A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $5.00
Ordering closed for the season
L899B: 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.