Apple Custom Benchgraft

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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.   Basically, we whip and tongue graft a piece of scionwood that has 2-3 buds on it (usually 2-3 inches) onto a rootstock of your choice.  Before grafting onto the rootstock, it is cut down to 6 inches above the top root which usually ends up with a 12 inch rootstock.  The resulting benchgraft is roughly 14-15 inches long.

  • 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...

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  • 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,...

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Belle De Boskoop Custom Benchgraft

    Large greenish-yellow fruit with rough skin and dark red blush on exposed fruits. Crisp, tangy, highly aromatic flesh. Outstanding, all-purpose, tart apple. Heavy bearing. Triploid.

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  • Benoni Custom Benchgraft

    An early season variety originating in Dedham, Massachusetts around 1832. A high-quality dessert apple with smooth yellowish-orange skin mostly covered with bright red and deep carmine striping. The yellow flesh is fine-grained, crisp and juicy.

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  • Black Gilliflower Custom Benchgraft

    Large, long, conical, ribbed apple which, when highly colored, becomes almost purplish. Distinctive unusual flavor, reminiscent of Spitzenburg, rich and sweet, with relatively dry flesh. Hangs well on the tree but do not allow to become overripe as flesh...

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  • Blue Pearmain Custom Benchgraft

    An old apple of uncertain origin, but probably American. It was noted by the Royal Horticultural Society of London in 1893 and widely grown in New York and New England in the 19th century. A large, slightly conical fruit with red and purplish-red...

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  • Bonnie Best Custom Benchgraft

    An excellent apple for pies, canning, and fresh use. Fruits are large with attractive pale red striping. Flesh is creamy color, crunchy, tender, juicy and slightly tart. Keeps well in storage.

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  • Braeburn Custom Benchgraft

    Late season apple of very high quality. Fruit is medium to large size with orangish-red blush over a green-yellow background. Quite tart and firm, good for eating and makes a fabulous pie. Rated high in fruit trials in Oregon and Washington, Braeburn is...

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