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Apple - Granny Smith

Details  The classic late season green apple that ripens to a pale preen-yellow. great for eating fresh or cooked although skins can be a little tough.
Options  Prefer smaller diameter, Prefer larger diameter, Any diameter
Price  $3.40  each
Price for 2 or more  $2.90  each if you buy 2 or more
Tags    fruit  graft  scion 
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Plum - Dan's Early

Details  First plum of the season (December in North Canterbury). Japanese of medium size
Price  $3.00  200mm length
Price for 4 or more  $2.50  200mm length if you buy 4 or more
Tags    plum  scion  grafting 
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Apple - Royal Gala

Details  Creamy, fine textured flesh, crisp, sweet and juicy, Royal Gala is regarded as one of the world's finest apples. Matures in mid summer. Tip bearing.
Options  Prefer smaller diameter, Prefer larger diameter, Any diameter
Price  $3.40  each
Price for 2 or more  $2.90  each if you buy 2 or more
Tags    fruit  graft  scion 
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Almond - Paper shell

Almond - Paper shell

Details  Sweet almonds with easy to open shell (no tools required)
Options  Prefer smaller diameter, Prefer larger diameter, Any diameter
Price  $3.40  each
Price for 2 or more  $2.90  each if you buy 2 or more
Tags    fruit  graft  scion 
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Rootstock compatibility for different types of tree

Rootstock compatibility for different types of tree

Scions of desirable species must be grafted onto a suitable, compatible root system or ultimately the graft with be rejected by the host tree.
The roots determine to size, growth rate and suitable soil conditions for the tree while the scion controls the flowers and fruit type and timing.
Most are only self compatible and so apple must be grafted to apple but as usual there are exceptions such as almonds onto peach.
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Quince root stock for grafting dwarf pear and loquat

Quince root stock for grafting dwarf pear and loquat

Botanical name  Cydonia oblonga
Details  Quinces are used as a root stock for producing dwarf pears, loquat and other quinces.

Root stocks can be created from root suckers, stool bed or seeds from overripe fruit planted in late autumn.
Flowers  White
Fruit / berries  
Tags    graft  dwarf  fruit tree  pear 
Benefits  The primary benefits are smaller trees that fruit sooner
Negatives  Many cultivars of pear are not directly compatible with quince and require double grafting with a compatible interstock
Pears grafted on quince have shorter lifespan than on seedling grown root stocks
Quince trees are prone to suckering, sending up growth from around the base of the tree and near damaged roots. These can be used as rootstocks.

Plum - Black Doris

Details  Japanese plum of medium size, with purple black skin and dark red sweet, juicy flesh. Ripening mid to late season.
Price  $3.00  200mm length
Price for 4 or more  $2.50  200mm length if you buy 4 or more
Tags    plum  scion  grafting 
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Apple - Braeburn

Details  Late season, large sweet+tart fruit with red/orange vertical streaky appearance on a yellow/green background. A seedling from the 'lady hamilton' apple. Named after braeburn orchard near motueka, where it was first commercially grown.
Options  Prefer smaller diameter, Prefer larger diameter, Any diameter
Price  $3.40  each
Price for 2 or more  $2.90  each if you buy 2 or more
Tags    fruit  graft  scion 
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Cherry - Mix

Details  Selection of large fruiting cherries suitable for eating fresh, varieties unknown
Options  Prefer smaller diameter, Prefer larger diameter, Any diameter
Price  $2.40  each
Price for 2 or more  $1.90  each if you buy 2 or more
Tags    fruit  graft  scion 
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Collecting, storing and posting scion wood

Collecting, storing and posting scion wood

Collection
Scion wood is collected during the dormant season from shoots that grew the previous year. In North Canterbury that is June - July. Vigorous growth of at least a 30 centimetres make the best scions. Water sprouts from up in the tree usually make good straight scions. Do not collect scion wood while it is frozen, and avoid wood that has been damaged by cold.

Storage
After cutting, scions should be tied in bundles, labelled, and stored under moist conditions in a temperature range of 4 to 7c. Bundles wrapped with damp paper towelling, sealed in plastic bags, and placed in a refrigerator store well providing it does not contain apples, pears, or other ethylene gas-generating fruit, as this is reputed to ruin the scion wood. However, wood sealed in plastic bags may not be affected?

Grafting time
Choosing when to graft can be tricky. What you want to be doing is performing the graft when the host tree or rootstock is waking up in the spring and the sap is rising and buds starting to swell, prior to blossom or leaf burst. Generally the grafting proceeds in the same order the trees flower and fruit, but earlier. Starting in mid to late august with almond followed by cherry, plum, peach & nectarine, nashi, pear and finally apple in late September.

At grafting time, cut off and discard the tip and base of the scion. Buds near the tip are often flower buds, and those near the base are often weak buds. The remaining portion of the stem is used to make scions each containing three to five buds.

Direct or Green Grafting
Scions of apple and pear (possibly others?) can be collected and grafted immediately in early spring. Mid August to mid October in North Canterbury

Postage
When we send scions they are bundled and labelled, sealed in a resealable bag with a wad of damp paper.
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Apple - Freyberg

Details  A yellow green skin with some russeting. A juicy, aromatic apple with, creamy white flesh with a firm texture. Flavour is a combination of apple, pear and banana with a touch of anise and liquorice.
Options  Prefer smaller diameter, Prefer larger diameter, Any diameter
Price  $3.40  each
Price for 2 or more  $2.90  each if you buy 2 or more
Tags    fruit  graft  scion 
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Apple - Fuji

Details  A large, sweet, crisp, fine textured, and complexly flavoured apple. This vigorous tree produces excellent eating fruit that store very well. A late season apple, Fuji has eating qualities that are similar to Red Delicious. Requires 500 chilling hours to set fruit. Tip bearing.
Options  Prefer smaller diameter, Prefer larger diameter, Any diameter
Price  $3.40  each
Price for 2 or more  $2.90  each if you buy 2 or more
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Apple - Belle de Boskoop

Details  Heritage variety introduced in the 1850s in the Netherlands. Large fruit suitable for cooking or eating fresh.
Options  Prefer smaller diameter, Prefer larger diameter, Any diameter
Price  $3.40  each
Price for 2 or more  $2.90  each if you buy 2 or more
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Nashi - Hosui

Details  Golden brown skin with crisp and juicy medium to large fruit
Options  Prefer smaller diameter, Prefer larger diameter, Any diameter
Price  $3.40  each
Price for 2 or more  $2.90  each if you buy 2 or more
Tags    fruit  graft  scion 
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Apricot - Moorpark

Details  Freestone variety that has superbly flavoured fruit that are medium to large in size. Skin is deep yellow with orange blush that's fuzz free. The soft and juicy flesh of Moorpark allows the fruit to be suitable for fresh eating, bottling or drying. A mid-season variety best suited for cooler climates.
Options  Prefer smaller diameter, Prefer larger diameter, Any diameter
Price  $3.40  each
Price for 2 or more  $2.90  each if you buy 2 or more
Tags    fruit  graft  scion 
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Apricot - seedling mix

Details  Assortment of healthy apricots fruiting at different times.
Options  Prefer smaller diameter, Prefer larger diameter, Any diameter
Price  $2.40  each
Price for 2 or more  $1.90  each if you buy 2 or more
Tags    fruit  graft  scion 
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Pear - Conference

Details  A sweet and juicy pear with green skin and some russeting. A self-fertile variety, which is a regular and reliable bearer. Ripens Feb-March. Used as an interstem graft onto quince root stock
Options  Prefer smaller diameter, Prefer larger diameter, Any diameter
Price  $3.40  each
Price for 2 or more  $2.90  each if you buy 2 or more
Tags    fruit  graft  scion 
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Learn to graft fruit trees (seasonal)

Learn to graft fruit trees (seasonal)

Grow your knowledge of fruit tree cloning through the ancient art of grafting. Learn by seeing and doing with hands on examples and one on one tuition and explanation. We will cover:
  • Collecting and storing grafting (scion) wood from desired trees
  • Understanding and propagating rootstocks
  • Grafting tools and techniques
  • View many examples of grafted trees of various types, complexity and age
2 hours
  July   August   September  
$80.00