This is a twig for grafting.Winter. (possibly Alexander x Golden Russet). Seedling from Iola, Wisc., planted in 1849.
Initially used as a rootstock for another variety, but when the graft failed a branch from below produced wonderful fruit. Introduced as Northwestern Greening in1872.
Very large, roundish, irregularly shaped storage apple recommended for all culinary use. Green or yellowish white flesh is firm, crisp, juicy and subacid. Light greenish-yellow, tough and waxy skin, sometimes with a light red blush and numerous raised dots.
Keeps all winter in the root cellar. In its heyday, a bushel of Northwestern Greenings won first prize at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair.
Late-midseason bloomer. Z3.
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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.