We can offer rootstocks for sale for grafting in February & March or for planting out before grafting at a later stage.
Some of the apple rootstocks will have been grown on the nursery and will be harvested in January. Others will be bought in, some of it organic. For grafting the stems will be stout in the region of 8-11mm collar diameter.
If you are interested in graftwood, apples only, we may be able to supply of varieties that we grow. £4 per shoot - enough for 3-5 grafts. If of interest contact us by phone or email.
You are welcome to add trees or /and bushes to your order. They will be delivered at the same time.
Apple rootstock MM106
Produces trees of moderate vigour suitable for most situations producing trees of 4-5m (12-15') eventually. Suitable for producing bush trees where fruit is of a nice pickable height, cordons and espaliers with a number of tiers. Ideal for grafting ornamental apples onto. 2yr non organic rootstocks.More Info
Apple rootstock M26
A semi dwarfing rootstocks suitable for bush trees in situations such as small gardens, allotments. Good for cordons, small espaliers. Will grow to 2.5-3.5m (8-12') eventually. Requires staking and support particularly on more exposed sites. One year organic rootstocks.More Info
Apple Rootstock M9
A dwarfing rootstock that is used a lot in commercial orchards. Very productive. Needs permanent support. Good, well drained soil required as the roots will not grow far. Will make a small bush tree 2-2.5m tall. Good for step over trees, small cordons or growing in a container. Collar diameter 6-8mm. Two year non organic rootstocks.More Info
Apple Rootstock M25
A vigorous rootstock that in time will produce standard apple trees - trees with a canopy starting at 1.8m (6'). However they do not have to be grown as tall as this. Stake initially but in time stake can be removed. Good for trees where grazing with sheep and cattle is anticipated. Protect trees in the meantime as trees are growing. One year organoc rootstocks.More Info
Pear rootstock Quince A
Quince is nowadays used as a rootstock for pears, being fully compatible with most varieties. Moderate vigour Quince A rootstock results in a tree of 4-5m (12-15ft). Suitable for all forms - bush trees, cordons & espaliers. Into cropping within 4-6 years. Two year non organic rootstocks.More Info
Plum rootstock St Julien A
St Julien A has become the usual rootstock for growing plums. Compatible with nearly all plum, damson & gage varieties it is of moderate vigour, reaching 3.5-5.5m (12-18ft). Ideal for most situations resulting in trees with fruit at a pickable height. These will be two year non organic plants.More Info
Elasticated biodegradeable strips 200mm long ideal for joining the rootstock and scion. Packets of 12More Info