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Scionwood Harvesting

Fruit Tree Scionwood

Scionwood is a great way to propagate fruit trees which can be otherwise expensive and hard to get. All the fruit tree scion we offer comes from stock on our farm

  • We offer 8–12-inch pieces of scion for grafting.

  • A minimum of 5 scion, mix and match, is required for ordering. Each scion should yield approximately 2 to 3 grafts but can vary depending on species and variety.

  • Availability of stock is subject to change as we receive orders. Fruit tree scion is availability on the website will be updated weekly as we receive orders.

  • We offer shipping on all of our fruit tree scion. At this time due to certain restrictions, we CANNOT ship any plant material to the states of CA, HI, ID, MI, OR, UT, WA or WY. 

  • Please expect up to 4 to 6 weeks for your orders to ship, we wait until plant stock is dormant and has received the required inspections and certificates from Ag and Markets. We will email you when your order is ready to ship or pick up. 

  • In the case of crop failure for any fruit tree scion ordered before they are shipped, we will refund the full price of the cuttings.

  • All sales of cuttings are final, and we will not accept changes or returns once an order is placed and/or shipped. 

  • We also do no warranty fruit tree scion that does not successfully graft because of the wide variance grafting practices. If you have any issue with any of our scion, please reach out to us so we can help you troubleshoot it. 

  • Once you receive your scion shipment, you will need to keep it in the refrigerator until you use if for grafting. Scion should be kept in plastic bags with a moist, not wet, paper towels to prevent drying out. 

  • For any questions on your order, please contact us at 607-583-2467 or ortfamilyfarm@gmail.com and allow up to 3 days for us to return your messages.

2024 Scion Availability and Descriptions

Apples

Alfa 68 – Fruit: Medium to large round green apple with a red blush and russeting. The flesh is cream colored, firm and juicy. Apples are good for cooking, desserts, and storage. Apples can store up to 3 months. Note: The variety was developed in 1936 in Alnarp Sweden at the Horticultural Research Station. It is the progeny of crossing the Belle de Boskoop and Filippa varieties. This variety is a triploid variety and not good for pollinating other varieties of apples. Another variety like Ambrosia, Arkansas Black, Ashmeads Kernal, Baldwin, and more will work as a pollinator for this variety. Zone: 5

BOCO Ambrosia – Fruit: Medium sized apples that have yellow skin with orange/red blush. The apples have a sweet and mild taste and are best used for fresh eating. Note: The mother tree of this tree was found growing wild in Idaho. Also, this apple needs another variety of apples to pollinate with. Zone: 5.

Beauty of Bath – Fruit: Green apples with orange/pink blush which ripens July - August. Fruit is sweet with a sharp flavor. Apples are good for eating fresh and making cider. Note: This is an English apple that dates to the Victorian era. Trees are said to have good disease resistance and are heavy croppers. Another early ripening variety of apples is needed as a pollinator. Zone: 4a-7b.

Ben Davis – Fruit: Medium to large sized apples with skin that is red with green striping. The flesh is yellow/white, crisp, and juicy. Fruit ripens late September/early October and is good for baking, eating fresh, and sauce. Note: This variety is believed to have been discovered and grown in Kentucky by Captain Ben Davis in the late 1700s/early 1800s. This variety is one of the parents to the Cortland apple variety. Also, this variety needs another apple variety as a pollinator such as Granny Smith. Zone: 3-7.

Crimson Crisp - Fruit: Crimson colored apples with sweet yellow flesh. Apples ripen early to mid-September and are good for cider, eating fresh, juice, storage. Also, apples can be stored for up to 4-6 months. Note: The variety was developed by the Rutgers Fruit Research and Development Center in 1971. It was released in 2005 and was under license propagation by Adams County Nursery. The parentage of this apple includes the apple varieties of Crandal, Edgewood, Golden Delicious, Jonathan, Melba, and Rome. Also, trees need to be planted with another variety of apples that bloom/ripen around the same time for pollination. Zone: 5-8.

 

Ein Shemer – Fruit: Golden apples with white, sweet, juicy flesh. The apples are good for eating fresh and for preserves. Note: A variety that is good for hot and dry climates. This apple was first cultivated in the Israel in the Ein Shemer Kibbutz by Abba Stein during the 1950s. The variety was bred to have similar attributes to that of the Golden Delicious apples. Also, trees are self-fertile but will have higher yields when planted with other apple tree varieties. Zone: 4-8.

Fuji - Fruit: Apples are yellow green with pink/red blush. The flesh of the apples is white and crisp, juicy and sweet.  Fruit can be used in baking, cooking, and for juice. Note: This variety was developed in the 1930s by the Tohoku Fruit Tree Research Station in Morioka, Japan from Red Delicious and Ralls Janet Apples. Zone: 4-8.

 

Hackworth – Fruit: Medium size, conical apples that are yellow with red striping. The fruits have yellow flesh which is aromatic and juicy. Apples ripen July – August, and are good for eating fresh, pies and sauce. Note: This variety was a seedling found growing near Lavonia, GA in the 1800s. It was grown and promoted by Dr. Hackworth in Morgan County, AL. The variety needs another early ripening variety of apple to pollinate with. Zone: 4a -8b.

Hudson Golden Gem – Green/yellow/red apples covered with lots of russeting. The flesh of the apples is juicy, sweet, and rather pear-like. The apples also ripen mid/late October and are good for cider and fresh eating. Note: The trees are said to be cold hardy and resistant to most apple tree diseases. Also, this variety was a seedling of Golden Delicious that was found and sold by Hudson Nursery out of Tangent, OR around 1931. This variety of apple needs another variety of apple for pollination such as CrimsonCrisp, Gala, Northern Spy, Sweet Sixteen or others. Zone: 3-8.

Ingol – Fruit: Large apples with red and yellow skin. The flesh of fruit is cream colored, juicy, and tart. Apples are good for cider, cooking, eating fresh, juice, sauce, and storage. The apples can be kept in storage for up to 4 months. Note: This variety was developed in 1955 at the Jork Research Station near Hamburg, Germany. The variety is a cross between the Ingrid Marie and Golden Delicious apple varieties. Trees need another variety of apples as a pollinator such as Aldwick Beauty, Britemac, Collete, Kandil Sinap, Kingston Black, and others. Zone: 5.

Irish Peach - Sold out for 2023. 

 

Jonagold – Fruit: Large apples that are yellow and red in skin and white creamy flesh. Apples are sweet and tart in taste. The fruit ripens in September/October. Note: The variety was developed in 1953 at Cornell University from a cross between Golden Delicious and Jonathan apple varieties. This variety is not a good variety to pollinate other apple trees. The Gala and Red Delicious varieties are said to be good pollinators for this variety.  Zone: 3-8.

Jonathan - Fruit: Medium size red apples with yellow streaking that ripen September to October. Fruit has sweet, juicy flesh. Also, fruit is good for cooking, eating fresh food and sauce. In fact, this is the preferred variety by Shona and one of Maria's grandmothers for making homemade apple sauce. Note: This variety is said to have originated in NY state in 1826. The variety needs another pollinator such as Alkmene, Antonoka, Black Oxford, Cortland, Cox's Orange Pippin, Crimson Crisp, Crimson Topaz, Elster, Empire, or others. Zone: 4-8.

King Henry – Fruit: Little to no information. Note: Needs another apple or crabapple variety to pollinate with. Zone: 5.

Kit Trio – Fruit: Small to medium apples with red/green skin and white flesh. Note: Variety is originally from South Dakota. Needs another apple or crabapple variety to pollinate with.  Zone: 5.

Mutzu – Fruit: Medium/large size apples that are green in color. The crisp, sweet, fleshed apples ripen September/October and are good for baking, cooking, eating fresh, and salads. Apples are good for storage too. Note: The variety is a poor pollinator for other varieties of apples. Golden Delicious, Jonathan and Rome apples are said to be good pollinators for this variety. Trees are susceptible to blister spots. Zone: 5-9.

 

Newtown Pippin - Fruit: Medium size apples that are green/yellow with some russet coloration. Apples ripen in late October and become sweeter in taste after 2+ months of storage. Fruit can be used for cider, cooking, and eating fresh. Note: This variety was originally grown by settlers on Long Island, NY in the early 1700s before being introduced back to England where it became a very popular variety by the Victorian era. Another variety of apples is needed to pollinate this type such as Braeburn, Cox's Orange Pippin, Fuji, Golden Delicious, Idared, Jonathan, Kingston Black, or other varieties. Zone: 4-10.

 

Nothern Spy - Fruit: Red/green apples with thin skin and sweet/tart flavor. Fruit ripens October through November are good cooking, fresh eating, and storage. In fact, apples keep in storage for up to 5 months. Note: Variety originated in East Bloomfield, NY in the 1800's. The best pollinators for this variety include Black Oxford, Enterprise, Ginger Gold, GoldRush, Golden Delicious, Kingston Black, Red Delicious, Winter Banana and more. Zone: 4-8.

Reinette du Canada - Fruit: Golden/yellow apple with russet colored skin. Apples are crisp with a sharp, tart, and sweet flavor. Fruit ripens in late fall and gets sweeter the longer it is stored. Also, fruit is good for cooking, desserts, fresh eating, pies, and sauces. Note: An old French apple variety thought to originate from Normandy, France and first described in 1771. Needs another variety of apple or crabapple to pollinate it such as Beauty of Bath, Braeburn, Cox's Orange Pippin, Golden Delicious, Kingston Black, Rosemary Russet, Winter Gem, or others. Also, a triploid variety and not a good pollinator for most other apple varieties. Zone: 5-9.

Winesap – Fruits: Round red apples that are sweet/tart in flavor. Apples ripen late September to November and are good for cider, cooking, eating fresh, juice and storage. The apples can be kept up to 3 months in storage. Note: This variety originates from New Jersey in the 1700s and then grown widely in Virginnia. Zone: 5-8.

Cherry

Sumdinka (Sour) - Sun: Full, Fruit: Large red cherries that are aromatic and firm. Cherries ripen in July and are good for baking, canning, eating fresh juice and preserves. Note: The variety was developed in 1969 in Cacak, Serbia. Trees are self-fertile but good pollinators for other sour cherry trees. Zone: 4-8.

 

Crabapples

Bastian Orange Flesh – Fruit: A golf ball sized crabapple with red skin with green stripes. The flesh of fruit is orange in color with sweet sharp flavor. Fruit does not store well but is good for making preserves. Note: This variety was found growing as a wild seedling near Plainfield, NH by Jim Bastian. The trees need another crabapple or apple tree as a pollinator and a great pollinator of other apples and crabapples. Zone: 4.

 

Chestnut – Round crabapple with skin that is yellow with red blushing and russeting. The flesh is dense, nutty and sweet/tart with notes of citrus and vanilla to it. The fruit does not store well but is excellent for cider production. Note: This variety was developed by the University or Minesota and release in 1949. The parentage of this variety is believed to include Matilda and Wealthy varieties. This variety of crabapple needs another variety or crabapple or apple as a pollinator and a good pollinator for other varieties of apples and crabapples. Zone: 3-8.

Golden Hornet – Fruit: Small yellow fruits that are good for making preserves and ripen early October. Note: This variety is self-fertile and a good pollinator for other varieties of apples and crabapples. The variety originated in the United Kingdom in the early part of the 20th century and is a cross between the Malus sieboldii calocarpa and Malus prunifolia coccinea. Also, the variety is disease resistant except for Cedar Apple Rust which it is very susceptible to. Zone: 4-7.

Pink Princess – Fruit: Small pea sized, dark red fruit that is sweet. Note: This is a dwarf variety of Sargent Crabapple that was introduced by Schmidt Nursery in Boring, OR in 1987. The tree is very disease resistant and a prolific bloomer of purple/pink flowers. A good pollinator for other crabapple and apple varieties.

 

Robert’s – Fruit: Large dark red/purple crabapples with dry red flesh. The fruits are excellent for making cider and preserves. Note: Trees are moderately resistant to Fireblight and self-fertile. Also, this variety originates from the United Kingdom. Zone: 5-8.

South Dakota Bona – Dark red/black crabapple that are 1.5 inches in diameter with yellow flesh. The fruit has a rich subacid flavor. Also, fruit is good for making pink/red sauce. Note: This variety was developed/discovered in 1938 and is the offspring of Jonathan apple and Sylvie crabapple varieties. Also, needs another variety or apple or crabapple as a pollinator. Zone: 3/4.

Transcendent – Large 2 inch in diameter crabapples that have yellow skin with a red blush when ripe. Crabapples ripen September through October and are good for fresh eating, cider, and preserves. Note: Trees are moderately resistant to Apple Scab. Also, this tree is a good pollinator for other apple and crabapple varieties and needs another to pollinate with. Zone: 2-9.

Mulberries (Sold Out for 2024)

 

Nectarine

Harko - Sun: Full, Fruit: Yellow nectarines with a thick red blush. Flesh is yellow and freestone. Fruit is juicy and sweet. Fruit ripens July-August. Note: This is a Canadian variety with beautiful pink blossoms. Trees are self-fertile. Zone: 5-9. 

Peaches

Contender - Fruit: Medium to large size peaches that have yellow skin with a red blush. The flesh of the peaches is yellow and freestone. Note: This variety was developed by the North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station in 1987. Trees are self-fertile, but planting with another variety of peach trees for pollination will increase the yield. Zone: 4.

Cresthaven – Fruit: Large yellow and red colored peaches with yellow freestone flesh that is said to be resistant to browning. Fruit ripens in August and is good for canning, cooking, eating fresh, and freezing. Note: Trees bloom late and help to avoid frost damage. Also, this variety was developed in 1963 in South Haven, Michigan. The variety is also self-pollinating.

Iowa Indigenous White – Fruit: Medium size pale yellow peaches with a red blush and creamy white, red veined toward center flesh that is freestone. Good for baking, canning, eating fresh, or freezing. Fruit ripens late August/early September. Note: Native/rare peach from the Midwest that is cold hardy. Need two trees or another peach of a different variety with same bloom time for pollination, Zone: 4.

NJ-252 - Fruit: Large/medium size pink/red skinned peaches with white, freestone flesh. Fruit ripens in August. Note: Very cold hardy variety and self-fertile. Unfortunately, variety is very susceptible to bacterial infections. Zone: 5-8.

Veteran – Fruit: Medium size peaches that skin that is yellow with a red blush. The flesh of the peaches is yellow, freestone, juicy, and sweet. The fruit is good for baking, canning, and preserves. Note: Trees are self-fertile and late bloomers which helps to avoid frost damage. Zone: 4-9.

Pears

Bartlett (European) - Fruit: Large green/yellow pears with red blush that are good for canning, cooking, dehydrating, eating fresh, and freezing. Fruit ripens in late August. Note: Variety was developed in England and came to America in the 1790s where it was sold by a man named Enoch Bartlett. The variety needs another pear variety as a pollinator such as bosc, moonglow, etc. Bartlett is a good pollinator for many varieties of pears except for Seckel. Zone: 5-8.

Bosc (European) – Fruit: Large pear with russet skin and flesh that is crisp, firm, sweet and white. The pears ripen in late September and are good for baking, broiling, drying, eating fresh, preserves, and poaching. Note: These trees need another variety of European pears to pollinate with such as Anjou, Bartlett, Comice, Seckel, or others. Zone: 5-9.

Golden Boy (European) - Fruit: Green pear with super sweet flavor that ripen early/mid-August. Note: Fire blight resistant and needs another early pear as a pollinator. Zone: 4.

Seckel (European) - Fruit: Small red/green pears that are juicy and very sweet. Fruits are good for canning, cooking, and eating fresh. Also, fruit ripens in September. Note: Variety is fireblight resistant and developed/found in Philadelphia, PA in the 1700's. This variety needs another pear variety as a pollinator such as Bosc, Delicious, Honeysweet, Moonglow, and others. Zone: 4-8.

Plums

Chernuskha (Cherry Plum) - Fruit: Small dark colored plum/cherry like fruits. Note: This variety is a hybrid between and apricot and cherry plum from Latvia. The name translates to "Little Dark One." The pollination requirements are unknown for this variety, but we suggest planting it with another cherry plum or European plum variety. Zone: 5.

Damson (European) - Fruit: Small to medium size purple/blue plums. Yellow flesh is clingstone, juicy, and tangy. Fruit ripens in August and is good for canning, desserts, eating fresh, and preserves. Note: This is an Heirloom variety from Shropshire, England that was introduced to the United States in the 1800s. Trees are self-pollinating. Zone: 5-7.

Dunbars (American) - Fruit: Red to blue round plums that range in size from 0.5 to 1.5 inches in diameter. Fruit is good for making preserves. Note: This is a hybrid between American Plum (Prunus americana) and Beach plum (Prunus maritima). Grafted trees are short lived, only surviving around 20 years. Also, trees are observed to be fairly disease and insect resistant. Trees are self-fertile too. Zone: 3-9.

Goose (American) - Fruit: Red and yellow plums with thick skin and tart/sweet flavor. Fruit is good for baking, preserves or wine. Plums ripen in July. Note: A variety that readily hybridizes with other plus native to North America. Zone: 3a-8b.

Green Gage (European) – Fruit: Medium to large sized yellow/green plums which are juicy and sweet. Plums ripen in July. Note: Trees are self-fertile but produce larger yields when planted with another European plum variety. Zone: 5-9.

Howard's Miracle (Japanese) - Fruit: Yellow round plums which get a pink/red blush. The flesh of the plums is freestone and white. Plums have a sweet and zesty taste with a hint of honey and pineapple. Note: This variety needs another Japanese plum variety such as Santa Rosa as a pollinator. Zone: 5-9.

 

Methley (Japanese) - Fruit: Medium sized red/purple plums that have mild sweet red flesh. Fruit ripens mid-July and are clingstone. Note: Blooms white blossoms, variety originally from South Africa and introduced to the USA in 1922, and self-fertile but should be planted with another Japanese plum variety to help with pollination. Zone: 4-9.

Shiro (Japanese) - Fruit: Yellow skin and flesh plums that are sweet and juicy. Fruit ripens in late-July and clingstone. Note: Heat tolerant and introduced in the USA in 1899. White blooms and needs another Japanese type of plum to pollinate with like Bubblegum, Methley, Ozark Premium, or Santa Rose. Zone: 5-9.

 

Plum Hybrids

Haleardi - Fruit: No information is available currently. Note: A hybrid between an unknown apricot and plum variety from New Zealand. Zone:5 (in an unheated high tunnel).

Lantz - Fruit: No information available currently. Note: This variety is an apricot and plum hybrid of unknow parentage that came from Iowa. Zone: 5 (in an unheated high tunnel).

Mesch Mesch Amarah - Fruit: Round flattened fruit that is said to be black/violet in color. Yellow/orange flesh is juicy and sweet. Note: It is a hybrid between a cherry plum and apricot from Northern Africa. This variety is said to be one of the plum-cot varieties for northern growing. Also, this variety will need a cherry plum or Japanese plum variety as a pollinator. Zone: 5 (in an unheated high tunnel). Sold Out for 2024.

Sharpe - Fruit: Small yellow fruit that is soft and sweet. Note: This variety was discovered in Florida by Dr. Ralph Sharpe. It appears to be a hybrid of the American Chickasaw plum and another unknown plum species. Can be used as a semi-dwarf rootstock for peaches. Also, this variety is said to provide resistance through the rootstock for peach trees short life disease. Zone: 5 (in an unheated high tunnel). 

Sweet Treat – Fruit: Round red plums that are between the size of a cherry and small plum with amber colored clingstone flesh. Fruit ripens in July. Note: This is a Japanese plum and Sweet Cherry Hybrid by Fred Zaiger. Other trees that are good pollinators for this variety is Burgundy, Toka, Santa Rose, and shire plums as well as Flavor King Pluot. Zone: 6.

Tlor ciran - Fruit: No information available. Note: Also, referred to as black or purple apricot. Appears to be originally from China. An apricot and plum cherry hybrid. Pollination requirements are unknown. Zone 5 (in an unheated high tunnel).

Toka – Fruit: Medium sized plums with red/purple skin and deep orange flesh. Plums are very sweet and ripen august/September. Note: It is said to be either a cross between and American plum and Chinese Apricot or a cross between an American and Japanese plum. Trees are self-fertile. Zone: 3-8.

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