The rootstocks for sale are all 1 year old, when grafting onto a 1/4″- 3/8″ seedling that is one year old you get a rootstock with full vigor. Grafting onto a seedling grown rootstock with full vigor is very important. This allows you to grow you a full sized tree with much more vigor than that of clonal rootstocks. The rootstocks for sale will provide you with the best wildlife rootstock for your trees for wildlife trees.
The rootstock for sale for grafting apples or crabapples is Malus Dolgo. The rootstock available for grafting pears is Pyrus communis. We also offer a very cold hardy persimmon rootstock.
When choosing a rootstock for grafting your own trees it’s good to know the size of your scions and rootstocks. The rootstocks for sale will all be between 1/4” to 3/8”.
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Bartlett seedling (Pyrus Domestica) is a standard full-size pear rootstock. The 1/4" to 3/8" Bartlett seedling rootstock is more vigorous than that of ohxf 97. Winter hardy well into plant hardiness zone 4 at -25 to -30 degrees. This pear rootstock will reach a mature height of well above 20' (as seen in pictures) and is compatible with most pear varieties especially European cultivars. They will grow in a wide range of soils with deep penetrating ''real roots''. Some of the oldest pear trees I know of today are produced on these roots in zone 4b. This pear makes an excellent rootstock when growing pear trees for wildlife. In my experience, it's typical for me to have a pear on this rootstock achieve 20' by age five and yet still achieve 3' of growth annually in years after. This creates an enormous pear tree reaching well above 30' mature height providing the most soft mast possible. When grafting onto the most vigorous one-year-old seedling such as these in 1/4'' to 3/8'' diameter.
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Malus Dolgo rootstock is not available for 2022 Malus Dolgo rootstock is extremely cold and hardy, tolerating temperatures well into Plant Hardiness Zone 3. Malus Dolgo does not sucker like Antonovka and is more precocious. Dolgo Rootstock is an excellent choice for wildlife trees because it produces a full-size 20' to 30' tree. This standard rootstock will develop deep well-defined root systems. Therefore, making it is exceptionally well anchored, with roots penetrating well into the subsoil, pulling up moisture and nutrients. Therefore, making Malus Doglo rootstock very drought tolerant. Due to its full vigor, it is adaptable to many soil types and conditions, allowing it to do exceptionally well when planting in less desirable locations.Read more
Persimmons rootstock is not available for 2022. We will have a good number available in 2023 of a few 100,000 roots. These will be available for purchase in the summer/fall of 2023 to ship spring of 2024. The persimmons rootstock for sale is the perfect size if you're looking to bench graft or plant to chip bud, as these are 1/4''+ with well-established roots. This persimmon rootstock is rooted so well because of our growing methods, as seen in the pictures. These are 90 chromosome persimmons but compatible whether you are grafting Asian persimmons or American persimmons. These roots will push a tree into that 60' range or above. They are extremely drought tolerant with their extensive root system. Persimmon rootstock will do best when grown in well-drained fertile loam soil with a pH of 6 to 7. However, they are very adaptable to many soil types and conditions. Persimmon rootstock will tolerate even planting in heavy soils such as clay with a pH of 5.5 as long as nutrient levels are adequate. Persimmon rootstocks will not do well in poorly drained soil. It is cold, hardy zones 4b-9. Rootstock size is 1/4" to 3/8".Read more