Twenty Ounce Apple Scionwood


Twenty Ounce Apple Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Fall. Cayuga, NY, before 1845.

Very large (20 ounces!) high-quality pie and general cooking apple. Sometimes mistakenly called Twenty Ounce Pippin.

Huge roundish fruit is mostly red-and-orange striped and slightly greasy. Fills the October niche between the early season and the late season cooking apples.

Tasty and perfectly textured in a pie. Your crust will never sink. Tart sauce cooks up medium-fast. Very good dried.

Can be as big as a Wolf River and some orchards confuse the two, but they are quite different. Twenty Ounce never has a large russet splash around the stem. Wolf River is considerably more oblate (flattened) and pinker.

We still find old Twenty Ounce trees here and there in central and northern Maine. Blooms early midseason. Z4, or maybe even Z3.

909 Twenty Ounce
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L 909 A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $6.00
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L 909 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