This is a twig for grafting. Fall-Winter. Ribston Hall, Yorkshire, England, about 1688.
Highly recommended, richly flavored, multi-colored, partly russeted late fall dessert apple.
In the words of Robert Hogg, the preeminent English pomologist of the 19th century, “There is no apple which has ever been introduced to this country, or indigenous to it, which is more generally cultivated, more familiarly known, or held in higher popular estimation than Ribston Pippin.” One should never assume an English apple will do as well in the U.S., but Ribston is an exception. It was brought to Kennebec County about the time of the Revolution and then became one of the state’s most important apples. Maine Farmer reported in 1854 that Ribston “does better in Maine than any where in the U.S.”
Also well known as the parent of the even more famous Cox’s Orange Pippin, as well as of Starkey, one of my all-time favorite Maine apples. Blooms midseason. Z4.
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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.