Fruit Tree Scions
We are out of Scions for this year and won't be taking anymore orders for them.
All paypal orders must include the 4.3% extra charge of the total cost as that is what paypal charges for it's service fee.
This year I am offering scions from some of the varieties in my collection. Most of these are exceptionally good, though I include a few that, while not superlative in all ways, have traits that make them worth testing. Please note that I am selling ONLY scions. You have to graft them yourself, or have someone graft them for you. No wholesale size orders. This is mainly for those who want to try a few for their own use, or are able to increase them on their own.
IMPORTANT: I will NOT be storing scions this year, so you MUST order while they are still dormant. The following are the ordering times:
Japanese Plums - December through mid January, OR in late summer as budwood.
European Plums - December through mid February, OR in late summer as budwood.
Apples, Pears, Medlar and Quince - December through early to mid March, OR in late summer as budwood.
Recommended rootstocks: St. Julian or St. Julian A for plums, Malling 7 for apples, Old Home series for pears and medlars. Quince for quince.
In a pinch, some species of hawthorn will work as stocks for pears and quince, but compatibility will vary with the hawthorn species and pear variety.
PRICES: $2.00 per scion, no minimum number Shipping: $9.00 for the first 20 scions. $7.00 for each additional 20.
Use the grape order form.
SUBSTITUTES: I have no idea how much demand there will be for scions this year, so include substitutes in case I am out of a variety.
Redheart - my favorite Japanese plum. Very firm, blood flesh with very small pit. The frozen fruit stays firm and tastes almost like cherries.
Red Ace - a large, oval Japanese type that is a natural semi dwarf tree.
Shiro - a yellow Japanese-American hybrid from Luther Burbank. My start came from a tree originally purchased directly from Burbank himself.
4285 J - My code for a Japanese-American hybrid planted in the yard of a house in Salem, Oregon. Age of the tree and characteristics make me believe it was likely a variety of Luther Burbank's probably sold by the old Oregon Nursery company. Much more vigorous than any Japanese type. Not heavy bearing, but very reliable and ripens over a long season. Reddish-purple with yellow flesh. I have given it a number rather than a name in hopes it may be identified someday.
Brooks - an old Oregon variety, very large blue plum. Rather late and cracks in rainy weather. Thought to be a seedling of ̉ItalianÓ but much larger, lower acid. Makes prime prunes.
Dr. Hildreth - a golden type, called a "green gage" type by some. It's main virtue is supposed to be it's hardiness. Not that impressive in flavor to me, but others say it's good. The hardiness would be the most important trait.
Imperial Epineuse - in flavor and quality, this is much like a large fruited version of Prune D'Agen, and it makes outstanding prunes. Sadly, not as reliable as Prune D'Agen, but so good it's worth waiting through the "off" years to get a good crop.
Prune D'Agen - my favorite European plum The fruits are reddish-blue with golden flesh. Not a really large fruit, but super sweet and flavorful, and the most reliable European plum I have. One crop failure in 25 years. Even in the worst years there are always some plums. The prunes from this are like candy.
4285 D - found at the same place as 4285 J, this blue European plum is the next most reliable plum after Prune D'Agen. Softer, not as sweet, but still good. Ripens in mid August here, with ripe fruit coming on continuously for as much as three weeks.
Apricot - my own discovery. Found on a back road in West Salem, Oregon. Late, yellow flesh, has unusual convex calyx. Has an apricot flavor in the aftertaste.
Braeburn - standard commercial apple.
Bramley - The standard of cooking apples in England. Large, green becoming red striped.
Gravenstein - best late summer/fall pie and cooking apple around. Very vigorous, triploid. Great eating when fully tree ripened.
Jonwin - an old cross of Jonathan x Baldwin. Good size, solid red apple.
Red Gravenstein - red sport of Gravenstein.
Starkspur Red Delicious - one of the older red, spur type sports of Delicious.
Yellow Newton Pippin - classic old variety, with good flavor, but very susceptible to apply maggot.
Yellow Transparent - grows in a wider range of climates than almost any other apple. First ripe for apple sauce.
Koyama - my own selection from a batch of seedlings. Russeted brown pear with high flavor. Keeps very long in cold storage.
20th Century - the standard of fall Asian pear. Yellow, very productive. Needs heavy thinning.
Seckel - This small pear is known for it's sweetness. One of few pears that can be left to ripen fully on the tree.
Winter Nelis - the finest winter pear with the best keeping quality, but the tree is very hard to manage and gets sooty mold that disfigures the fruit.
Nottingham - best all around medlar. Graft to pear or hawthorn and bury the graft union so the medlar roots.
Smyrna - the best all round quince I have found. Very reliable bearing. Mild and tender enough it can be eaten raw when well ripened. Outstanding for cooking.
Orange - when well ripened, has intense fruity aroma. Great for jelly and sauce.