Apple Custom Benchgraft

Custom Bench Grafting Apple, Pear, Plum treescustom-bench-grafts.jpg

Bench grafting is where a piece of scionwood is grafted onto a rootstock to grow a new tree.   The scionwood dictates the variety of fruit.  The rootstock dictates the size, hardiness, vigor, and disease resistance of the tree.  Apple scions must be grafted onto apple rootstock, pear scions onto pear rootstock, and plum scions onto stone rootstock.

There are many different methods of bench grafting, but the whip and tongue is a good one with high success rates.

  • 20 Ounce Pippin Custom Benchgraft

    Very large, striped red over a greenish background color. Flesh white and semi- firm. Excellent mid-season cooking apple also good for dessert. Medium sized tree comes into bearing young.

  • Akane Custom Benchgraft

    A hard, round, red apple with tart, white flesh. A good dessert apple and fair keeper. A better apple for the south. A cross between Jonathan and Worcester Pearmain.

    $12.00
  • Akero Custom Benchgraft

    Probably the best Swedish dessert apple, commanding the highest prices in the Swedish markets. Tile red over yellow, roundish, cone-shaped, crisp, juicy, raspberry tang. A winter apple in Sweden. It is the best summer apple following Early Joe, but...

  • Alexander Custom Benchgraft

    Very large, attractive, red or striped fruit. Excellent for sauce, cooking to a juicy lemony puree. Eaten fresh, quite sweet, slightly scented. Good for home orchards, as it ripens continuously over a period of about four weeks. Tree is hardy, vigorous,...

    $12.00
  • Ananas Reinette Custom Benchgraft

    Golden skin with russet freckles. Crisp, juicy flavor with intense, sweet, sharp pineapple flavor late in the season. Good for eating fresh, cooking and juice.

    $12.00
  • Arkansas Black Custom Benchgraft

    Very large, attractive, red or striped fruit. Excellent for sauce, cooking to a juicy lemony puree. Eaten fresh, quite sweet, slightly scented. Good for home orchards, as it ripens continuously over a period of about four weeks. Tree is hardy, vigorous,...

  • Aroma Custom Benchgraft

    Ingrid Marie X Pilippa. A sweet fruity flavored desert apple. Flesh is juicy and rich.

    $12.00
  • Ashmeads Kernel Custom Benchgraft

    An old English winter russet, medium size, golden-brown skin with the crisp, dense, yellowish flesh, characteristic of russets: sugary and aromatic with intense flavor. Winner of taste tests.

  • Baldwin Custom Benchgraft

    Large winter apple with tough, smooth, bright red skin with white stars. Good eating apple with crisp, juicy, somewhat aromatic yellowish flesh. Tree tend to be long lived.

  • Barry Custom Benchgraft

    Medium to large fruit with an intense solid dark red skin. Lasts 3 months in storage.

    $12.00