This is a twig for grafting. Fall-Winter. Chance Seedling. New Sweden, Arootook County, Maine. Orchardist and fruit explorer Steve Miller of northern Maine introduced John to this seedling growing on the side of a potato-house earth berm in Aroostook County, Maine.
Bears extremely well and the fruit is large, beautiful and the quality is very good. We’ve grown to like the apple very much. Large and absolutely magnificent round-oblate fruit. Perfectly shaped. A beautiful spotless red-violet color. Noticeably ribbed, but overall appearance is round. Keeps remarkable well, and tastes better in January than in October. A very decent dessert fruit that would likely be good for sauce. We have not tried it in a pie.
Very hardy. 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.