malus baccata apple rootstock


Apple rootstock for the coldest conditions. Has compatibility issues with some scion varieties. Zone 2


Note – This year stock will be shipped no earlier than mid April. 

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Malus baccata is the preferred apple rootstock for the northernmost regions. There is some indication that it shows incompatibility with certain apples. We have seen no issues, but we tend to graft only very hardy cultivars to it, which often have crabapple in their blood. This seems to be a genetic factor. It will grow well in zone 2. Many Alaskan growers have grown these out as crabs and then topworked later.

Available Services:

Tree Pruning
Proper pruning ensures a healthier tree, improves fruit size and increases fruit yield. Fruit trees should be pruned during winter dormancy. We’ll prune individual trees or an entire orchard.

We offer services for those who would like assistance in planting and/or maintaining trees and help with everything from staking trees to trellising grapes and berries. We will show you the proper procedures for caring for your home orchard or do the maintenance for you.

Custom Grafting
In addition to grafting the fruit trees we sell, we also offer custom grafting services. We can graft a hard to find cultivar, a reproduction from your own tree, or we can graft onto an existing tree on your property. New trees can be sent right away or grown a year here.

We do site visits, help with soil and other tests, and planning. Included are written plans for the implementation and day to day operations of your future of existing plantings. Fees vary according to the extent of the operation. Contact us for further info.

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