I am thinking of adding a dwarf Rhode Island greening apple on geneva rootstock to my backyard. I have a bramley seedling with amazing flavor but doesn’t hold shape when making a pie. Granny smith are said to not do too well here. Vancouver, WA… Zone 8.
I am wondering if anyone grows this variety and what they think of it. One nursery I contacted had this variety but only on stardard size rootstock because they said it needed the vigor of standard rootstock to do well. Any thoughts on this? Having trouble locating a tree here on the west coast… so I might graft it myself.
thank you for any thoughts on this.