Skip to main content

NY 35 Apple Scionwood (Spring 2023)


A never-released, disease-resistant and robust cross of Liberty and Red Delicious. Also known as NY 73334-35, Bonkers.

This is a hardy, high-vigor tree that crops reliably and has excellent disease resistance–no control is needed for scab. Cornell notes that a number of its fruit develop parthenocarpically (without fertilization, therefore without seeds), and that this results in some irregularly shaped apples. It is not as precocious as Liberty or Empire.

NY 35 is a Liberty and Red Delicious cross that ripens after Red Delicious with a very lage, dark red fruit. It was never released by Cornell, but after we sent a tree to the organic orchardist Michael Phillips, he eventually named it Bonkers, which really is a perfect name for these wonky, delicious apples. He writes about this variety: "I have not seen one speck of scab on a single apple. . . . Flavor-wise, I describe Bonkers (= NY 35) as having a proper amount of 'puck' with juice and complexity part of the mix. It is that 'smooth acidity' that makes you feel you're eating a righteous apple. It tastes good picked just a tad early and really picks up those Empire fruity overtones when left to fully tree ripen." From Roger Chamberlain, Spokane: "It is one of the best looking trees in the orchard and one of our favorite all purpose apples." Duane Greene at the University of Massachusetts wrote: "I evaluated a number of NY scab resistant apples this year and this is probably the best. It ripens in mid October. It is large, extremely crisp and juicy and quite attractive with 80 to 90% red color. The acidity is fairly high and this may mask some of the flavor. Essentially, it is a good apple."

Volume Pricing

Premiums are included in the following prices if applicable. These prices are for regular scion. Add $1 for clean scion.

Quantity NY 35 Apple Scion
1 $12.00
2-5 $7.00
6-10 $6.00
11-99 $5.00
100+ $4.00

Order Your Scions

Select clean or regular:

$13.00 ea.

This is the full retail price for orders of 1 scion. You can get these scion for as low as $4.00 each – see Volume Pricing above. More about Pricing & Grading.

Sold Out
Quantity
Best Pricing

Log in to your account to access the best pricing based on your past purchases; also see wholesale information

Clean vs. Regular

Our clean scion is harvested from trees grown on G.16, which is extremely sensitive to viruses. These trees would not have survived if the scion contained viruses. Our clean wood has not been lab tested. Regular = may contain one of the common latent viruses; this is not usually a problem and can be used with most rootstocks.

Need Help?

Contact us


This is a hardy, high-vigor tree that crops reliably and has excellent disease resistance–no control is needed for scab. Cornell notes that a number of its fruit develop parthenocarpically (without fertilization, therefore without seeds), and that this results in some irregularly shaped apples. It is not as precocious as Liberty or Empire.

NY 35 is a Liberty and Red Delicious cross that ripens after Red Delicious with a very lage, dark red fruit. It was never released by Cornell, but after we sent a tree to the organic orchardist Michael Phillips, he eventually named it Bonkers, which really is a perfect name for these wonky, delicious apples. He writes about this variety: "I have not seen one speck of scab on a single apple. . . . Flavor-wise, I describe Bonkers (= NY 35) as having a proper amount of 'puck' with juice and complexity part of the mix. It is that 'smooth acidity' that makes you feel you're eating a righteous apple. It tastes good picked just a tad early and really picks up those Empire fruity overtones when left to fully tree ripen." From Roger Chamberlain, Spokane: "It is one of the best looking trees in the orchard and one of our favorite all purpose apples." Duane Greene at the University of Massachusetts wrote: "I evaluated a number of NY scab resistant apples this year and this is probably the best. It ripens in mid October. It is large, extremely crisp and juicy and quite attractive with 80 to 90% red color. The acidity is fairly high and this may mask some of the flavor. Essentially, it is a good apple."


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Disease-Resistant, Cold-Hardy

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: fresh eating, sauce
Storage duration: one to three months (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: red
Flesh color: off-white

Fruit Origins

Parentage: Liberty x Red Delicious
Origin: New York
Introduced in:
Introduced by: NYSAES

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 4 - 7
Chill hours: 800
Ripening date: Oct 05 (approximate, in New York State) + 20 days after McIntosh

Diseases & Pests

Apple Scab: Very Resistant
Cedar-Apple Rust: Resistant
Fireblight: Resistant
Powdery Mildew: Resistant

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 3
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile?
Ploidy: Triploid

Pollination Partners

This table shows the first few results from a full search for pollenizers of NY 35 Apple. Please see our Pollenizer Search to run other queries and read how the application uses various factors. Also read more about fruit tree pollination.

Tree Ships Currently in Stock
Honeycrisp Apple 2023 0
Granny Smith Apple 2023 0
Florina Apple 2023 0
Shinsei Apple 2023 0
Northland Crab Apple 2023 0
Empire Apple 2023 0
SunCrisp® Apple 2023 0
Northwest Greening Apple 2023 0
Zestar!® Apple 2023 0
Worcester Pearmain Apple 2023 0
Blanquina Apple 2023 0

See all pollination matches for NY 35 Apple






Featured Products

A few things we're loving right now...

Flemish Beauty Pear on OHxF 87

A hardy, self-fertile pear with exceptionally good flavor.

Winecrisp™ Apple on G.11

A beautiful purple, late-season, disease-resistant dessert apple.

Honeycrisp Apple on G.11

The rock-star, cold-hardy apple from Minnesota.

Santa Rosa Plum on Myrobalan

A reliable, self-fertile plum that performs very well on the West Coast.