Scion wood and plant material for cloning

Here you will find our current selection of live plant material intended for grafting or starting new cloned plants as rooted cuttings.

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.

We currenlty offer the following:

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



Variety  PentagonaCommon name  Babaco, Mountain Papaya, Champagne FruitLatin name  Carica x heilborniiDetails  Grown under plastic. Produces large, yellow fruit pentagonal in cross-section. Easily propagated from stem cuttings.Harvest time  SummerForest layer  low-treeDiameter  1.00Height (m)  2Flowers  Small whiteEdible  Evergreen  Frost sensitive  Fruit / berries  Perennial  Shade / Sun  Full sun - part shadeSoil type  Rich, free drainingWind tolerance  Low (large leaves)Propigation method  CuttingTags    exotic  sub-tropical  fruit  Rating  
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Price  $2.9015cm stem cutting


Latin 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 tubers

Jerusalem artichoke tubers

Common 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
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MM106 Apple Rootstock

Common 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 aphid
Negatives  Some burr knots, Light suckering

Myrobalan Plum Rootstock

Common name  Cherry plumDetails  Selection of Prunus cerasifera, East Malling 1936
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)