And We’re Off…


The first load of apple rootstocks have arrived and are safely trimmed and in the refrigerator, and for the next few weeks I’ll be slaving over a hot grafting bench grafting dozens of varieties represented by these scionwood cuttings.  The grafted trees are going all over the country and all over the world again, most of them to places where apples should not grow. 


4 Responses

  1. I just found your blog and love it. I did follow your website for years, because I live up by Lake Mathews and there is no other website on hot weather growing of anything. I live on a southern slope and the only natives are brittle bushes.
    We did put in a lot of fruit trees 30 years ago, but all that left is a struggling Gorden apple and my citrus and Avocado trees. So to me it’s amazing that you can grow all those beautiful apples.
    I will keep watching.

  2. Just thought I’d let you know I received mine today in Phoenix in good shape via USPS. I wonder if the postman knew there were 24 trees in a package that fit within my post box (a rather large post box).

    • Yes, 200 of them fit in a 40 lb. box we ship air freight to Africa; an orchard in a box a kid can carry.

      • Very, very cool!

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