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Rhode Island Greening apple. Does anyone have this? would love to get scion
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NW Lady
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October 25, 2020 - 3:42 pm

I am wondering if anyone has a Rhode Island Greening apple tree?  Would love to get a scion.  I hear it is a good pie apple with good disease resistance. thank you mary

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John S
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October 27, 2020 - 8:50 am

There was a great big standard sized tree of this in a park by my house that I ate off of every year. Sadly, they chopped it down about 5 years ago.

It is a great keeper, good tasting apple, and resists problems.

John S
PDX OR

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NW Lady
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October 27, 2020 - 9:30 am

Thanks, John.  Hoping maybe somebody has this variety.  I did see that I can buy a scion online.  I think I will give that a try if nothing comes up locally.  

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DanielW
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October 30, 2020 - 6:44 am

Fedco carries Rhode Island Greening. Here is an alphabetical listing of their current scion offering.  It changes each year.  the price is modest.   I have bought scion from them many times.  About a third of my apple varieties are from them. 

Fedco is located in Maine, so at a northern lattitude and maritime cold climate.  I think that bodes well for how their products do well in other northern lattitudes like this one.

If I remember correctly, they mail out scion in mid March only.  Also, their scion is usually fairly small diameter.  Even so, every one that I have grafted from them took and grew.

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NW Lady
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October 30, 2020 - 2:19 pm

Thank you, Daniel.

I did see that Fedco does see scion wood.  So far that is my best bet.  Happy to hear that you have purchased scion wood from them a number of times and before and you were successful with it!  Thank you... gives me some hope that ordering from them will work for me.

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Avella
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November 2, 2020 - 9:37 am

If you are travelling through La Grande, Oregon on I-84 I would happy to share scionwood from our Rhode Island Greening.  Wonderful apple! 

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NW Lady
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November 2, 2020 - 10:00 am

Oh! Wonderful! If I can't some a solution that is closer, it might be a good excuse to take a drive!!

Perhaps I could return the favor.  I have a couple of varieties of strawberries that are hard or impossible to find. 

 Gariguette - from France. Was able to trade two plants a few years back with Mike of the Strawberry store.  He was able to import a few plants. (pretty much impossible for us mere mortals... I tried!!).  He retired and that new owner did not continue this variety..  so... delicious  .... and impossible to get in this country.

Fairfax - Heirloom USA.  Very difficult to find. 

Marshall - historic strawberry for PNW. 

Great info on these varieties on google. 

Thank you!

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buzzoff
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November 16, 2020 - 1:27 pm

I once purchased a box of Rhode Island Greening from a Home Orchard  Society member.

That was many years ago. Mostly a green apple, as I recall.

They were nice enough.  It is a respectable apple.  

But, I kind of prefer the Newtown Pippin.  More flavorful.

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NW Lady
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November 25, 2020 - 8:27 pm

I am very fortunate.  I was gifted a small RIG tree by a very kind Lady in the Seattle area.  I am very excited!

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John S
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November 28, 2020 - 7:02 pm

Nice when the universe responds so easily to your intention.

John S
PDX OR

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sweepbjames
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January 8, 2021 - 1:22 am

I am willing to bet that RIG is on the list being offered by the Home Orchard Education Center. (the ex Home Orchard Society arboretum, forward incarnation). Also pretty sure it’s available from the Temperate Orchard Conservancy. I think you find either of them at a .org. 

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