Winthrop Greening Apple Scionwood


Winthrop Greening Apple Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Late Summer-Fall. Ichabod Howe Farm, Winthrop, Maine, before 1800.

Large beautiful oblate all-purpose green fruit sporting a red-orange wash, small greenish dots and splashes of russet. Tender rich juicy flesh. Very interesting sweet flavor with medium-low acidity.

One of the few Maine apples to receive attention from outside the state over the years. Quite popular throughout central Maine as late as 1920; now all but unknown. Ichabod Howe (1731–;1810) laid out many of Winthrop’s roads, organized construction of its first church, was an accomplished trapper and hunter, served seven terms as selectman and was, appropriately enough, Winthrop’s first orchardist.

Blooms late. Z4.

921 Winthrop Greening
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L921A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $5.00
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L921B: scionwood by the foot (10' minimum), 1 ft for $4.50
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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.