This is a twig for grafting.Fall-Winter. Unknown parentage. Chance seedling found in 1862 near Cape Vincent, NY.
Not to be confused with the genetically modified trademarked apple with non-browning technology under the same name. The original Arctic was introduced to orchardists throughout the Northeast and Canada as an extremely cold-hardy apple.
Medium-large round-conic fruit has smooth greenish-yellow skin covered with red blush and darker red stripes, prominent dots and a russet splash around the stem. Often compared to Baldwin, which is not quite as hardy but stores longer. Although slices of this Arctic may brown if left out for too long, we think it’s a better choice than the engineered one. Z2.
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Scions are twigs, not trees. They have no roots and will not grow if you plant them.
The deadline for ordering scionwood is February 18, 2022, for shipment around March 14. (Please note: we ship scionwood only in mid-March. If you would like to order rootstock to arrive in the same shipment, select mid-March shipping when adding the rootstock to your cart.)
We sell scionwood in two ways: By the stick: One 8" stick ($5 each) will graft 3 or 4 trees. By the foot: For orchardists grafting large numbers of trees of a particular variety, we also offer scionwood by the foot ($4.50/foot, minimum order of 10 feet per variety). In our own nursery work, we are usually able to graft 6-8 trees from one foot of scionwood.
You can graft right away or store scionwood for later use. It will keep quite well for several weeks stored in sealed ziplock bags in the refrigerator.