Antonovka is about the only apple tree you can grow true from the seeds of its apples. Most apple trees are propagated by grafting branches onto the roots of a different fruit tree. We have had in our orchard one Antonovka tree which has become our favorite apple. This year I decided to plant some of its seeds. The apples have been in storage for months. Today I tried two different methods. Planting directly into germinating mix [soil] and sprouting first on damp paper towel.