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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The deadline for ordering scionwood is February 19, 2021, for shipment around March 15.
We sell scions (scionwood) in two ways. Each single 8" stick will graft 3 or 4 trees, and comes with a small paper ID label. Scionwood by the foot (minimum order of 10 feet) will usually graft about 6 or 8 trees from one foot of scionwood. You can graft right away or store it for later use. Stored properly, it will keep quite well for several weeks.
Scions are twigs, not trees. They have no roots and will not grow if you plant them.