This is a twig for grafting. Fall-Winter. Alton, NH, before 1813. Also called Milding and Winter Gravenstein.
All-purpose Baldwin-type winter variety popularized long ago for growing where Baldwin lacked hardiness. Large oblate-to-conic fruit mottled and splashed with bright red. Good for fresh eating and cooking. The fine-textured whitish flesh, tinged with yellow, is coarse, quite juicy, sparkly, crisp and melting. Medium hard with a snap. Very pleasing. Famous for winter pies.
Once fairly common in northern New England and still found in old Maine orchards. Some years ago I received a wonderful letter from 101-year-old Eva Burgess of Sangerville, who wrote, “I practically grew up in an apple orchard. My grandfather, Henry Leland, was an orchardist in Piscataquis County… His main apple was Milding.”
Ripens late and keeps until spring. Large vigorous tree. Blooms midseason. Z3.
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The deadline for ordering scionwood is February 21, 2020, for shipment around March 16.
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.