Scions from two really old, unknown varieties
I have some excess scions from two really old apple trees. The trees are located on land that is now the Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge (where I often volunteer). I would guess that the trees are at least 80 years old.
I took some apples from these trees to the ID Team at the fall show. After much deliberation, they could not identify the apples except to say that "they are somewhere in this book" as they held up a really fat, old book
. They took some photos of the apples and took down my info, which I assume went into some database.
I took some scions from these trees to the scion exchange, but since I don't know what they are, they did not want to put them out on the tables. I grafted four of the scions onto my trees today, but I don't need the rest (about 10 scions from each tree).
The apples from both trees are red but I forgot to actually try one so I don't know how they taste. The trees are actually quite healthy, despite the fact that they have received no care since at least 1984.
Here is a google street view of the trees: https://maps.google.com/?ll=45.571521,- ... 71,,2,9.94
(zoom out to see where they are located)
Let me know if you want any, otherwise they are going in my compost next weekend.