our rootstock

We offer a variety of rootstocks for sale including disease resistant and traditional so that experienced and new growers can create their own orchards. You can graft and bud this high quality rootstocks with about 1/4″ diameter. In fact these rootstocks for sale can be used to grow dwarf to standard sized trees. We ship the rootstocks starting in March until the end of May. Moreover, you can get rootstocks for sale in bundles of 10 which are sold at a 16% discount.

Rootstock For Sale Overview

In order to grow a reliable and high quality fruit tree, growers graft the scion to the rootstock. The scion is above the ground and responsible for the fruit’s characteristics and disease resistance. Whereas the rootstock is underground. The rootstock controls the tree’s size, precocity (how early the tree bears fruit), cold hardiness, and partly its disease resistance.  Growers graft to combine the tissues of two plants so that they continue to grow together with the desired characteristics. However not all trees are grafted. In fact, seedlings are trees grown from seed and aren’t grafted. In general seedlings grow to be larger than grafted trees, stronger, more hardy, and more likely to survive frosts.

Apple Rootstock

From our experience growing in New York, we have found the Budagovsky (Bud), Geneva (G), and EMLA series to be great options for apple rootstocks. This is because they are reported to be virus free and produce very healthy trees. Learn more about apple rootstocks in this article.

Apple Rootstocks

Pear Rootstock

As for pear trees, rootstock selection can vary significantly based on the location. This is because a variety thriving in one area might not perform as well in another. Therefore, in optimal soil conditions, choosing a less vigorous tree could be beneficial since it would allow for controlled tree height, reduced pruning costs, and maintained high yield.

Moreover for high-density plantings, dwarf rootstocks like Quince do very well. However they require an interstock in order to be compatible with many varieties, including Bartlett, Bosc, Forelle, Packham, Triumph, Winter Nellis, and Eldorado. In cases where you can grow larger trees, options such as semi-dwarf, semi-standard, or standard rootstocks like OHxF or Bartlett seedlings are great!

Pyrus betulifolia or Horner rootstocks are highly compatible with Asian pears. Whereas for European pears, the OHxF series, particularly OHxF 87 and 97, are excellent choices. This is due to their resistance to fire blight and ability to produce robust trees.

Pear Rootstocks


A fruit tree’s rootstock controls primarily the tree’s size, precocity (how early the tree bears fruit), cold hardiness, and partly its disease resistance (such as fire blight). In order to grow a reliable and high quality fruit tree, growers graft the scion, which is above the ground and responsible for the fruit’s characteristics and disease resistance, onto the rootstock, which is underground. Grafting is a horticultural technique growers use to combine the tissues of two plants so that they continue to grow together with certain desired characteristics. However not all trees are grafted. Seedlings are trees grown from seed and aren’t grafted. Moreover, in general seedlings grow to be larger than grafted trees, stronger, more hardy, and more likely to survive frosts.