We had a very old Baldwin apple tree (more than 100 years old) that finally fell down last year. It now seems to be developing sprouts from the roots. My question is: since this is a very old tree, how likely is it to have been grafted on to a non-Baldwin rootstock?
If that is the case then the sprouts will not bear Baldwin apples. All the Baldwin apple trees now for sale are grafted on to other rootstocks but I don't know when this became the standard practice.