For those who've offered but your trees are in bloom, it's too late to take scion. You'd be cutting off potential fruit and the cutting would likely just die. But thank you anyway. Late fall/early winter is best time to take scion and store it in your fridge. It can also be taken this time of year depending on where you are.
In my zone, I won't start seeing apple blooms until April (hopefully). Any earlier and they would get hit by late frosts. So, based on what padsfan said in post #9, Anna will most likely be too early for me. My area has a bad habit of warming up too early. Things start to bloom and then we get one of those notorious late frosts. So late setting fruits work better here than early varieties. Our summers are plenty long enough and warm weather usually extends into November. I guess Anna is off the list for that reason alone.
Neil. Yes, it was you that sent me a bunch of nice apple scion last year. Many of those took for me. Aside from Wickson, I ended up with Golden Gem, Virginia Gold, Gold Rush, Ark Black, and Early Fuji. I'm sure these will all turn out to be some great varieties as long as they pull through this winter ok. I was just looking for the others as some that I was sure the fam likes as well as to use up the rootstocks I have. I also have a "water sprout" coming up next to one of my apple trees that's dying. So it would be nice to graft a replacement there. I'm roughly in the same USDA zone as you. How do your Honeycrisp and Gala do for you there?
Frank, I got my rootstock from Raintree. Mainly because they sell small orders. They were reasonable enough and their rootstocks seem to be of pretty good quality too. You just need to read the descriptions to determine which one seems to fit your needs : https://www.raintreenursery.com/Rootstocks/