This is a twig for grafting.Fall-Winter. Green’s Inn, near Newport, RI, about 1650.
Also known as Greening. The classic New England cooking apple. Large roundish-conic-oblate green fruit often has a tannish blush. Light yellow-green flesh is crisp and tart. Great for pies, also excellent for fresh eating.
The most well-known of the various Greenings, and the number one green apple for a few centuries before Granny Smith arrived from Down Under and stole the show.
With its high-quality fruit and adaptability to a range of soil conditions, Rhode Island Greening established itself as one of the most important commercial varieties throughout the Northeast in the 19th century. Keeps well into winter. About as hardy as Baldwin. Old trees can still be found in central Maine.
Not recommended for northernmost districts, but cooks everywhere else will love it. Blooms late season. Z4.
888 Rhode Island Greening
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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.