|Comfrey||$5.90 3 root pieces||$5.90
Scion wood for grafting
We offer scion wood taken from a selection of fruit tree varieties growing in our North Canterbury forest garden. These can be supplied from mid June while dormant for storage and grafting in spring or for direct (green wood) grafting in September - October.
Scion wood is availabe from June - September. Please check back.
Apple - Belle de Boskoop, Apple - Braeburn, Apple - Fuji, Apple - Gala, Apple - Granny Smith, Apple - Tydeman's Late Orange, Apricot - Moorpark, Apricot - Royal Rosa, Nashi - Hosui, Peach - Golden Queen, Pear - Beurre Hardy, Pear - Taylor's Gold, Plum - Kereru Gold,
ComfreyLatin name Symphytum officinaleDetails Fantastic companion plant for forest gardens. Chop and drop through spring and summer to nourish adjacent trees and improve soil quality.Diameter 1.00Height (m) 0.5Family BoraginaceaePerennial Forest layer rhizospherePropigation method DivisionShade / Sun Full sun - part shadePrice $5.903 root pieces
Jerusalem artichoke tubersCommon name sunroot, sunchoke, earth appleLatin name Helianthus tuberosusDetails Easy to grow, highly productive plant that needs little care or watering. Produces tall leafy stems above ground and masses of knobbly, edible tubers.Forest layer rhizosphereEdible Seeds / nuts / tubers Propigation method TubersPrice $5.903 tubers
MM106 Apple RootstockCommon name Malling-Merton 106, 106Details Joint programme of East Malling Research Station, Maidstone UK & John Innes Institute, UK 1952.
MM 106 was the standard rootstock in New Zealand until the 1990's, when medium density orchards of 660-800 trees/ha were the norm. Training of branches necessary in young trees on vigorous soils.Forest layer low-treeEdible Fruit / berries Perennial Benefits Parentage: Northern Spy x M 1
Size compared to seedling: 70%
Tolerances: Variable soil conditions but not suitable in heavy clays
Resistances: Woolly apple aphidNegatives Some burr knots, Light suckering
Productivity good once settled down, Very vigorous rootstock, Low precocity (due to high vigor), Slightly later fruit ripening than peach seedling.Drought tolerance Forest layer low-treeEdible Fruit / berries Perennial Benefits Drought tolerant, Suitable for variable soil conditions, including very wet. Non-suckering. Self supporting. Resistant to Pseudomonas species, Armillaria mellea (honey fungus).Negatives 25 – 30% larger than golden queen seedling, Susceptible to: Phytophthora cactorum (causes root rot), Verticillium (wilt causing fungus)