This is a twig for grafting.Fall-Winter. Alton, NH, before 1813. Also called Milding and Winter Gravenstein.
All-purpose Baldwin-type variety popularized long ago for growing where Baldwin lacked hardiness. Still an excellent choice if you have a root cellar and are looking for the best apple for winter storage. Famous for winter pies.
Large oblate-to-conic fruit mottled and splashed with bright red. The fine-textured whitish flesh, tinged with yellow, is coarse, quite juicy, sparkly, crisp and melting. Good for fresh eating and cooking. Once fairly common in northern New England and still found in old Maine orchards. Recent work by Jared Kane, executive director of Branch Hill Farm in Milton Mills, NH, and others are focusing on bringing back Milden and other traditional New Hampshire varieties.
Ripens late and keeps until spring. Large vigorous tree. Blooms midseason. Z3.
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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 16, 2024, for shipment around March 11. (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 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 (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.