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Northwest Greening Apple Scionwood (Spring 2023)


A huge, green baking apple from Wisconsin. Also known as Northwestern Greening.

This tree is large, vigorous, and very hardy. It is upright-spreading in habit, and it is susceptible to fireblight and scab. Bloom is late and care should be taken when choosing a pollenizer. As an heirloom, this tree will have biennial tendencies.

The apples are large, sometimes very large. The thin green skin tends to be waxy and can ripen to a lovely translucent yellow with a fine pink blush and russeting around the stem. The flesh is greenish-white and coarse. It has an unfortunate cottony texture to it, and it tends to corkiness within the core line when it does not enjoy a long enough growing season. Traditionally this apple has been used mainly for baking. Of it Rowan Jacobsen in Apples of Uncommon Character writes: "Worth a taste if only to remind yourself that preindustrial homesteaders endured crappy apples too." But in 1893, the apple won First Prize at the Chicago World's Fair, and in the Annual Report of the Wisconsin Horticultural Society of 1910, it is noted that Northwest Greening is consistently found to be one of the five best apples in the state, though its merits arre rigorously debated by the various panel members. De gustibus non disputandum est.

This apple is supposed to be either a seedling or a cross of Golden Russet and Alexander.

Volume Pricing

Premiums are included in the following prices if applicable. These prices are for regular scion. Add $1 for clean scion.

Quantity Northwest Greening Apple Scion
1 $12.00
2-5 $7.00
6-10 $6.00
11-99 $5.00
100+ $4.00

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$13.00 ea.

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Clean vs. Regular

Our clean scion is harvested from trees grown on G.16, which is extremely sensitive to viruses. These trees would not have survived if the scion contained viruses. Our clean wood has not been lab tested. Regular = may contain one of the common latent viruses; this is not usually a problem and can be used with most rootstocks.

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This tree is large, vigorous, and very hardy. It is upright-spreading in habit, and it is susceptible to fireblight and scab. Bloom is late and care should be taken when choosing a pollenizer. As an heirloom, this tree will have biennial tendencies.

The apples are large, sometimes very large. The thin green skin tends to be waxy and can ripen to a lovely translucent yellow with a fine pink blush and russeting around the stem. The flesh is greenish-white and coarse. It has an unfortunate cottony texture to it, and it tends to corkiness within the core line when it does not enjoy a long enough growing season. Traditionally this apple has been used mainly for baking. Of it Rowan Jacobsen in Apples of Uncommon Character writes: "Worth a taste if only to remind yourself that preindustrial homesteaders endured crappy apples too." But in 1893, the apple won First Prize at the Chicago World's Fair, and in the Annual Report of the Wisconsin Horticultural Society of 1910, it is noted that Northwest Greening is consistently found to be one of the five best apples in the state, though its merits arre rigorously debated by the various panel members. De gustibus non disputandum est.

This apple is supposed to be either a seedling or a cross of Golden Russet and Alexander.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Heirloom, Cold-Hardy, Hot-Climate

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: fresh eating, baking, storage
Storage duration: three plus months (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: green
Flesh color: off-white

Fruit Origins

Parentage: unknown
Origin: Waupaca County, Wisconsin
Introduced in: 1872
Introduced by: E. W. Daniels

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 3 - 8
Chill hours: Not yet determined
Ripening date: Nov 03 (approximate, in New York State) + 49 days after McIntosh

Diseases & Pests

Apple Scab: Very Susceptible
Fireblight: Susceptible

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 5
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid

Pollination Partners

This table shows the first few results from a full search for pollenizers of Northwest Greening Apple. Please see our Pollenizer Search to run other queries and read how the application uses various factors. Also read more about fruit tree pollination.

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Empire Apple 2023 0
SunCrisp® Apple 2023 0
Worcester Pearmain Apple 2023 0
Blanquina Apple 2023 0
Wolf River Apple 2023 0
Pink Lady® Cripps Pink CV. Apple 2023 0

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