Anyone know of nurseries that sell ny1/Snapdragon apple trees? Schlablachs in NY is sold out.
I’m thinking that it’s a club apple right now and not available to the general public.
I guess I was mistaken, I thought it was generally available.
A member here posted about Snapdragon’s (NY1) patent has expired. I can’t find that post now. Schlabach did offered it this year but it was sold out.
Some of the patents of club apples have expired. We can buy those varieties when offerred at retail nurseries.
If you happen to come across any other vendor (mail order), drop me a link please. I hate when I’m late to the game when ordering😂
I was late , too. Sent in order in late Dec/early Jan. Too late.
my notes on snapdragon
name: “NY 1”,
AKA: [“Snapdragon ™”, “New York 1”, “NY 98804-001”],
patent: USPP22228P3 - Apple tree named ‘New York 1’ - Google Patents expires 2030-01-13
I have an order in with Schlabach’s that they haven’t notified me about so I might get it, I also thought it was club only and was excited to see it there
Per this article, it is a “managed release” with exclusive licensing agreement. My guess is it should be sold only to commercial growers who are willing to sign an agreement, not to backyard growers like us.
Schlabach sent back confirmation to me saying Snapdragon is not available. That could be why the nursery won’t sell it to me.
Appears Crunch Time Apple Growers may be the managing cooperative: https://crunchtimeapplegrowers.com/
schlabach’s sent me a confirmation, they made one substitution (out of 30 trees) and it wasn’t for snapdragon. so it looks like I might get it. scheduled to ship in march
When did you place your order? Mine was Dec24. It could be too late for Schlabach’s Snapdragon.
mailed 8 dec, would have arrived maybe 14 dec
Schlabach’s came through, I got a tree tagged “NY1” from them today. hopefully they’ll have it again next year. if not I can start slinging scion in eight years when the patent’s up
Awesome news! I’ll try to put my order in earlier next year.