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 vigor of 1/4" to 3/8" Bartlett seedling rootstock is about 60% 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 compatible with most any pear varieties especially European cultivars. They will grow in a wide range of soils with deep penetrating ''real roots''. Some of the biggest oldest pear trees I know of standing today are producing on these roots in zone 4b. This pear makes an excellent rootstock when growing pear trees for wildlife. In my experience its typical for me to have a pear on this rootstock achieve 20' by age five and yet still achieving 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 extremely cold 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 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.
Dolgo Rootstock makes an excellent wildlife rootstock for areas such as what was at one time wooded and is now food plots, reclaimed land, shale mountain soil, dryer uplands, and ridges. This Standard rootstock will perform exceptionally well in improved soil in an orchard style settings. Malus Dolgo is gaining popularity as a rootstock because of its famed heritage for being disease-resistant. This rootstock is very compatible with all apple and crabapple scion wood. Malus Dolgo also handles excessive moisture very well. These are one-year-old seedlings 1/4" to 3/8" in diameter, making these the top 40% of seedlings grown in one growing season. This apple rootstock produces a full-size tree 20'+ with full vigor and also creates much more vigor than semi-standard clonal rootstock Plant Hardiness zones 3-8 Rootstock size is 1/4″ to 3/8″.
The persimmon rootstock for sale is will be drought tolerant and will have an extensive root system. Persimmon rootstock will do best when growing 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 being planted in heavy soils such as clay and a pH as low 5.5 as long as nutrient levels are adequate. Persimmon rootstocks will not do well in poorly drained soil. It is cold hardy zones 5-9. Rootstock size is 1/4" to 3/8".Read more