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.

  • Ginger Gold Custom Benchgraft

    Ginger Gold Custom Benchgraft

    Can be picked green but will turn an attractive yellow with a blush if allowed to hang on the tree. Uiform fruit size. Keeps up to 6 months in storage. Ripens six weeks before Gibson Golden. Vigorous tree habit but no limb spreading is necessary.

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  • Golden Noble Custom Benchgraft

    Golden Noble Custom Benchgraft

    Very handsome pure yellow fruit with creamy white flesh and excellent texture. One of the best cooking apples with high acid and an extremely good fruity flavor. Trees are upright, spreading and moderately vigorous. A special garden tree because of the...

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  • Golden Pearmain Custom Benchgraft

    Golden Pearmain Custom Benchgraft

    Golden Pearmain is believed to be one of the original apples grown in Thomas Jefferson's orchards in Monticello. The medium-sized, somewhat conical fruit has an attractive golden-orange skin, marbled and striped with red and bronze. The fine-grained,...

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  • Golden Russet Custom Benchgraft

    Golden Russet Custom Benchgraft

    An old American cider apple, also good for eating and drying, and attractive for a russet. Tree medium to large, fruit medium to above. The sugary, dense flesh of this apple is the essence of the European reinettes.

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  • Goof Custom Benchgraft

    Goof Custom Benchgraft

    A round, medium sized apple, pale green overlaid with deep purplish-red, and faint yellow streaks. White flesh is crisp, juicy and moderately subacid. Tree crops heavily with well spurred spreading growth habit.

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  • Guyandotte Pippin Custom Benchgraft

    Guyandotte Pippin Custom Benchgraft

    A chance seedling found along the banks of the Guyandotte River. A small to medium size, elongated apple with red skin. The flesh is yellow and firm with a sweet tangy flavor.

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  • Haralson Custom Benchgraft

    Haralson Custom Benchgraft

    A fine hardy winter variety. Popular with many commercial growers. Medium sized apple with crisp juicy flesh and a tart flavor. Can be stored into March. A good selection for cooking. Often bears fruit the first year after planting.

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  • Hawaii Custom Benchgraft

    Hawaii Custom Benchgraft

    Gourmet dessert apple with a flavor and aroma like pineapple. Large, yellow fruit with light pinkish orange striping gives overall orange appearance. Exceptionally sweet flavor is largely influenced by Gravenstein. Growth habit is moderate spreading and...

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  • Hazen Custom Benchgraft

    Hazen Custom Benchgraft

    Large round dark red fruit. Greenish yellow, medium firm, juicy, very sweet flesh; mildly subacid flavor. Pleasant for eating, good dessert and cooking apple. Naturally semi-dwarf tree grows about 7-10 feet tall with a 15 foot spread. Annual producer...

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  • Hibernal Custom Benchgraft

    Hibernal Custom Benchgraft

    A huge, somewhat astringent apple, said to be good dried. The tree is useful for top-working as it imparts some hardiness to tender varieties.

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  • Hidden Rose Custom Benchgraft

    Hidden Rose Custom Benchgraft

    Probably the best of all red fleshed varieties. Apple has yellow skin with pale whitish dots. Deep rose red flesh, juicy, crisp, hard, sugary and richly flavored and a good keeper

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  • Holiday Custom Benchgraft

    Holiday Custom Benchgraft

    A high quality fine flavored dessert apple recently introduced by the Ohio Station. It has inherited the good eating qualities of its parents with the rich flavor of Jonathan and the white juicy flesh of Macoun. Shiny bright red over yellow skin with a...

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  • Holstein Custom Benchgraft

    Holstein Custom Benchgraft

    Late dessert apple that is a progeny of Cox. Large fruit is highly aromatic with a flavor of Cox and good sugar acid balance. Trees are very vigorous with a spreading nature, and produce many fruiting spurs. One of the favorites at our recent apple...

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  • Honeycrisp Custom Benchgraft

    Honeycrisp Custom Benchgraft

    Skin is mottled red over yellow. The flesh is very crisp and is excellent for eating. Good keeper - up to 5 months. Topped with McIntosh and Delicious for fresh eating in taste tests.

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  • Hudsons Golden Gem Custom Benchgraft

    Hudsons Golden Gem Custom Benchgraft

    Fruit conical, elongated, yellow russet. Perhaps the finest eating russet with crisp breaking sugary flesh and distinct pear flavor. Quite disease resistant to apple scab, powdery mildew and somewhat resistant to fire blight.

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