Milwaukee Apple Scionwood


Milwaukee Apple Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Fall-Winter. Seedling of Duchess of Oldenburg, Milwaukee, WI 1899.

Large tart apples retain shape when cooked: a great choice for fried apples, crisps and pies. Dense dry fruit is also great for dried apple rings.

Roundish-oblate slightly ribbed fruit with glossy pale green skin marked with reddish-pink stripes and a russeted stem cavity.

Once popular throughout Wisconsin, the variety all but disappeared by the mid-20th century. With the help of Slow Food Wisconsin Southeast (WiSE) and the Milwaukee Heritage Apple Project, Milwaukee apples have been recently planted at public parks, schools and yards throughout the city. Z4.

873 Milwaukee
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L873A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $5.00
Ordering closed for the season
L873B: scionwood by the foot (10' minimum), 1 ft for $4.50
Ordering closed for the season
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Additional Information


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.

For more info:
About Scionwood.