Centennial Crab Apple Scionwood

Centennial Crab Apple Scionwood

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These are little plum shaped fruits with rose blush over pale yellow. Sweet with some zing and so pretty, these apples get laid on fancy plates by Portland chefs. They get eaten by the handful, pickled, infused and admired. They grow very differently than every other apple in our orchard. They leaf and then bloom in January and February. Their leaves and growth pattern look almost willowish. They have been our most challenging apple to graft. We had some success in 2017 and 2018 but we caution those ordering this wood. We send two sticks for every one ordered and recommend grafting at least twice as many as you plan to end up with. We should have some trees grafted last spring on m7 available - email us about these. These are slow growing trees that seem to stay small even on larger growing rootstock. In addition to our older ones, we have a few of these that were top-grafted in the spring of 2017 that are growing nicely and we expect to see some fruit on them this year. We keep pursuing these odd little apples, in spite of setbacks, because there really are among the tastiest very early apples and they are remarkably disease resistant and the coddling moth largely stay away from them as well. Reserve this scion wood early as we collect it very early and then stop cutting it as it can break dormancy in warm spell in late winter.

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