Washington Sweet Apple Scionwood


Washington Sweet Apple Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Fall. Unknown parentage. Probably from Sidney, Maine, before 1850.

A true low-acid sweet apple suitable for baking and fermented cider. Large round-conic fruit, sometimes with a serious red blush and always mostly covered with russet. Its peculiar taste is just what the cidermaker ordered. Would be classified as a mild bittersweet. (SG 1.058) Productive and reliable.

Introduced to John Bunker by Earland Goodhue (1915-2009). Earland was a Sidney, Maine, dairy farmer with a small orchard of more than a hundred varieties. He told John he never cared much for Washington Sweet but knew it was rare and didn’t want to let it go. We love it. Could be a synonym for another Sidney heirloom apple, Bailey Golden. Blooms midseason. Z4.

906 Washington Sweet
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L906A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $5.00
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L906B: scionwood by the foot (10' minimum), 1 for $4.50
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Additional Information


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.

For more info:
About Scionwood.