Windham Russet Apple Scionwood

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Windham Russet Apple Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Late Fall. Parentage unknown. Massachusetts before 1870.

Excellent dessert apple for the connoisseur. The darkish brown russet skin has a distinctly bumpy rough texture, unlike any other russet we know. The stem area is sometimes lipped like Pewaukee. We brought it to the Franklin County CiderDays apple tasting in November 2013 and it won, beating out some really great apples.

First brought to the attention of the Maine Pomological Society by DJ Briggs in 1885. ZA Gilbert, longtime president of the society, struggled to identify the apple. His best guess was Windham Russet. He wrote, “I have spent much time in search of a pointer to the identification of this variety. So choice a russet is worthy of attention.” We agree. Said to be from Massachusetts although there is no Windham down there. Maybe it’s the Windham in Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont or Maine. This apple is making a big comeback.

Blooms midseason. Z4.



917 Windham Russet
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L917A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $5.00
L917B: scionwood by the foot (10' minimum), 1 ft for $4.50
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Scionwood

Scions are twigs, not trees. They have no roots and will not grow if you plant them.

The deadline for ordering scionwood is February 18, 2022, for shipment around March 14. (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 ($5 each) 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 ($4.50/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.