Update March20, shipping around 1st and 3rd Monday. Good stock of most scionwood.
A few scions received a 25/75 vinegar dunk and it has caused some discoloration at ends of some scionwood. I recommend whittling back from that. Now using an H2O2 dip.
Fruit tree Scionwood is the graftable one-year old wood variety (e.g. apple such as ‘Gravenstein’ or a pear such as ‘Bartlett’) wood for grafting scionwood to a rootstock or ‘understock’. In Snohomish, Washington we cut scionwood in December, January and February and hold chilled through June, then fresh wood is cut for summer budding.
1 scion (8.5″ typical) should make 3 or 4 2-bud grafts. Prices: $5 for 1; 2 = $9.50; 3 = $13.50; 4 = $17; 5 to 9 $4 each; 10 to 19 $3.50ea., 20 to 49 $3 ea.; 50 to 99 $2.50 ea.; 100-199 $2 ea., 200 – 499 $1.50 ea.; 500-999 $1 ea.; 1000+ $0.80 ea.
Collectors! Over 10 single sticks each of one variety, add $1.00 per scion, doubles do not add $1. e.g. 13 varieties -add $3; or e.g. 10 singles+3 doubles for a total of 13 varieties/16 scions- no extra charge
You may make payment immediately without confirmation only if you provide a list of alternates as some varieties are very limited-but most wood is available through July. Please send along address and preferred shipping date, and preferred diameter-default is 3/16″-1/4″ with 1/8″- 3/8″ sometimesavailable.
2. post check to Skipley Farm 7228 Skipley Rd. Snohomish, WA 98290
3. send $ with FB messenger to Skipley Farm
Grafting Kit $12: Includes Rubber ties 5-160mm x6mm, 10-140mm x3.5mm, 3ft. x1″ paraffin tape, 1/2 oz. grafting putty/sealer. Sufficient for 15 whip &tongue grafts, 30-40 buds. Knife extra-$18 or $25
Felco Folding Grafting Knife $18: They come pre-sharpened with a 60 degree bevel. I always sharpen to “chisel” with no bevel, thinning the stainless steel. Add $7 if you want me to sharpen off bevel to “chisel”.
Flexiband Grafting Rubbers: Blue, 2 sizes- 160mm x 6mm and 140mm x 3.5mm. $5 /~50 160mm, $5 /~100 140mm, 1 ounce; 2oz.=$8; 4oz.=$14; 8oz.=$24; 16oz. $35. From the Netherlands, these blue rubbers are perfect for 1/4″ whip and tongue, splice, side and cleft grafts up to 3/4″. Decompose in UV, not oxygen as in the older red rubbers.
Okulette budding bands $0.05 each, also decompose in light. Staple built in. Very fast method to tie off buds.
Grafting “Wax” & Parafin Tape:Green molding-clay like wax is easy to handle. Made in Switzerland. 1″x1″x~3″, 4oz. $8 or ~1/2 oz. $2 (cut up pound block) will seal hundreds of tips. I always tie sealing completely when possible using wax only at tips and occasional gaps in rubber tie. Parafin Tape is helpful for late/early grafting, also used alone for budding, very stretchy and sticks to itself. 3 ft.$2 or roll $5
Fresh, unrefridgerated organic Enterprise apples $4/#, season Nov.-May
Gil. I received the requested scionwood in a very timely fashion and in excellent condition. I am topworking two old standard sized apple trees and plan to get more scionwood from you next year. Thanks, Dennis
Received today. THANKS for the extra varieties. I’m looking forward to trying them all.
Rootstock Prices are $4 each, 3-9=$3.50ea. 10-19 $3 EA. 20-39=$2.50 ea., 40-99+=$2.25 each, 100-499=$2 ea.,500+=$1.75 ea.; shipping=$20/up to 10, $.10 each additional. More information below. Scionwood and cuttings can be included in the box at no extra charge.
This year we don’t have much more than 10 of any variety prior to mid-Feb. Typically I purchase 1000+ in February. We are confirmed 2019 for 3200. I am happy to collaborate where price breaks occur for larger numbers ~ make requests early (like now for next year).
Bench grafted trees are $15 each, these are fresh grafted or budded in prior year. If you don’t see what you need then custom order bench grafts where we are grafting nearly year-round. See the excel file in Grafted Trees 2016 for availability
Bench double-grafted trees (w/interstem) are $25. Please order ahead. Limited inventory. We use B118 or EMLA111 rootstock with B9, Mark, P22/P2 or EMLA 27 10-12″ interstem. See Grafted Trees 2016
Email: Gil@skipleyfarm.com call/text 206-679-6576, phone has limited voicemail only during March 28th to April 9.
Apple Scionwood:once again see>Excel file list >first column, first page
those underlined are scab-resistant
Akane, Alkmene, Ambrosia, Arkansas Black, Arkcharm (na 2019), Ashmead’s Kernel, Belle de Boskoop, Beni Shogun, Bramley’s Seedling, Braeburn (Hillwell var.), Cameo, Chehalis, Cherry Cox, Claygate Pearmain, Crimson Crisp™, Crimson Topaz™ or ‘Topaz’, Daliest, Ellison’s Orange, Elstar, Empire, Enterprise, Esopus Spitzenburg, Fall Pippin, Fameuse(snow), Fiesta, Fortune™, Golden Russet, Harrison, Hatsuaki, Honeycrisp, Hudson’s Golden Gem, Goldrush, Gravenstein -13 cvs.>[[Starr, Fred, Blood Red, Chetwood, Black, Yellow, Green, East Coast, Rosebrook, Candystripe, Fall Pippin, Common]]; Jonagold, Jonagold de Coster, Jonamac, Jonathan, Jupiter, Karmijn de Sonneville,Liberty, Lodi, Macoun, Mcintosh, Melrose, Mother, Mutsu, Newtown Pippin, Nova Spy, Pinata™ (pinova, sonata, corail), Pixie Crunch™,Pricilla, Pristine, Redfree, Red Belle de Boskoop, Resista, Roxbury Russet, Rubinette, Sansa, Sept. Wonder™, Spartan, Spigold, Summerred/Paulared, Staymen Winesap, Suncrisp, Tsugaru Homei, Twenty Ounce, Wealthy, William’s Pride, Winesap, Winter Banana, Whitney Crabapple, Wolf River, Wynoochee Early, Yellow Bellflower, Zabergau Reinette, Zestar!™; New In 2019 from Piper Orchard: Dutch Mignonne, Red Bietigheimer, Red Astrachan, Wealthy, Hawkeye(org. Red Delicious), King, Newtown Pippin, Northern Spy, Alexander, Wagener, Belmont
Pear: 13 varieties: Abate Fetel, Barnett Perry, Bartlett, Bosc, Brandy, Comice, Flemish Beauty, Hendre Huffcap, Orcas, Packham’s Triumph, Petit Blanquet, Rescue, Seckel, Ubileen; New from Piper Orchard: Vermont Beauty, Guyot, Worden Seckel, White Doyonne, Winter Bartlett, Forelle
Cherry: 11 varieties: Compact Stella; Glacier; Hartland; Kristin; Lapins; Montmorency; Skeena; Stella; Surefire;Van; Vandalay priced as above.
Plum: Shiro, Ersinger, Reine de Mirabelle, Franklin, Superior, Italian, Seneca, Blue Damson, Shropshire, Purple Gage, Bavay’s Gage, – Priced as above
Grape-15 varieties>3 bud cuttings same as scionwood pricing;> wine> Madeleine Angevine, Regent, Seigerrebe, Agria, Dornfelder; Seedless Table Grapes: Jupiter, Einset, Canadice, Interlaken, Delight, Reliance, Glenora, Venus, Mars, Sweet Shelly(NY 47616), Lakemont; Seeded Grapes: Alden, Niagara, Steuben; callused cuttings available in April, “plants” after May-then add $2 ea.
Black Currant cuttings in Nov-May, same pricing as scionwood (above), Plants (bareroot) 1-2 year old $14, 3 for $32 (includes shipping), 7 varieties of cuttings>Consort, Ben Lomond, Ben Sarek, Black September, Blackdown, Slitsa, Hilltop Baldwin, Titania™, Crandall’s (Ribes odorata)
Gooseberry cuttings in Nov-May, same pricing as scionwood (above),6 varieties>Hinomaki Red, Invicta, Red George, Black Velvet, Lepaan Punainen, Captivator, others>Jostaberry, Rovada and Cherry (reds)
Jostaberry cuttings same as apple prices
Other Berries Plants: Elderberries>’Nova’ and ‘York’, Aronia, Serviceberry 6-8 feet, $112 ea. ‘Coles Select’, ‘Prince William’, ‘Princess Diana’ Cranberry ‘Pilgrim’, ‘WSU’, ‘Stevens’ 4″/1gal=$7 /$14
Rootstock choices are:
(Let me know your needs as order goes in early and I don’t always handle hundreds unless there’s a call for this)
Apple: New Rootstock available after3/15/2019
Mark, 1/4″ 20% 500+ available: Mark has been a good performer for us-especially in pots. They are stronger-rooted than emla27,p22 and p2 but are sensitive to drought- drip irrigate on a schedule!
EMLA27,¼”(20%), 10 older available; P2/P22 available: Trees on m27 and P22/p22/Mark are great value for the amateur and home gardener needing compact, precocious trees for small gardens or patio pots. Trees need little pruning after the first five years, except for occasional shortening back of spurs.
Bud 9,¼”(25%), 500 available 2/25: Bud 9 has exceptional winter hardiness, crown rot resistance (phytophthora), promotes open scion growth, and produces crops in two to three years with a yield efficiency like that of M-9. Bud 9 is common in high-density plantings, planted 2 to 4 feet apart in the row. Also used as interstem on Bud 118 and EMLA111
EMLA 9 T337,¼”(30%) 500 available: Like Bud 9, EMLA 9 is a full dwarf withg high precocity, heavy soil tolerant, phyththora resistant, wooley apple aphid resistant and to it’s credit, not quite as brittle as Bud 9. Space 2 to 4 foot in the row
Nic 29®, 3/8″(m9/40%), Stocky, 3 y.o., 100+ available. When considering a high density orchard the M-9 Nic® 29 rootstock would be a good choice if you’re looking for a more vigorous M-9 clone. Highly recommended for those diploid varieties where vigour is necessary to bring the apples to a good size.
Geneva 11®, 1/4” (35%), zero available, use Geneva stock for apple replant disease-where you need to plant in an old apple tree site.
Geneva 16®, (35%) zero available-Virus susceptible where latent viruses reside in particular varieties, has survived severe drought, limited use. All I ask is… why?
PAJAM-2®, 40%) ~zero available-When considering a high density orchard the M-9 Pajam 2® rootstock would be a good choice if you’re looking for a vigorous M-9.
EMLA26, (45%), 5 older Available Recommended for use on all but badly drained soils. It is particularly valuable as a dwarfing stock where satisfactory performance on M-9 is in doubt. It is useful for high density plantings. When budded with spur-type scions, EMLA 26 should be planted on soils of higher fertility. EMLA 26 is not as vigorous as EMLA 7, but is much easier to manage in the orchard.
Supporter® 4, ¼”,3/16 (55%) 1000 available: Trees on Supporter® 4 are more uniform than those on M-26 with little burr knotting and overgrowth, also it is more collar rot resistant. Precocity similar to M9(medium-high). This rootstock is ideal for low-vigor or replant sites and low-vigor varieties.
EMLA 7, 1/4″(60%), 5+ older available Strongly anchored, tends to throw suckers, lower precocity efficiency than smaller stocks, a good semi-dwarf variety for low fertility sites and low water.
Geneva 30®, zero available(60%) similar to M7 but somewhat brittle, might want to stake it, limited
EMLA 111 1/4″ (70%) 500 available : excellent all purpose strong root. Has proven long-lived over 100 years.
Bud 118 1/4″(95%) 200 available-coming later: Excellent for No-water sites and low fertility. These are self-supporting, Excellent for “double-working” or interstem grafts.
Interstem Rootstock are $12.50. They are 2 years old unless noted. We use B118 or EMLA111 rootstock with B9, P22, P2 or EMLA 27 10-12″ interstem. These are taller in shipping where we use 36″+ boxes. Priority Shipping is $22 with $2 each additional tree.
Quince A, 1/4″(60%) 10 available, Some varieties (Bartlett, Bosc, Seckel and Clapp) are not compatible with the Provence Quince clones, and thus require an interstem to form a strong union. Anjou, Comice, Flemish Beauty and Swiss Bartlett are varieties which are compatible with Quince rootstock. Support of trees should be considered.
Quince BA29-C, ¼”(65%) 5 available, Grafted to Rescue and Flemish Beauty as an interstem, same as Quince A
Old Home x Farmingdale 97, none available (90%), A clonal rootstock of Old Home x Farmingdale, this rootstock is resistant to pear decline and fireblight. It is a superior rootstock for vigorous pear trees. Hardy and resilient to cold. It provides good anchoring and yield efficiency.
Bench grafted BUDDED trees are $15 each, shipping is $20 up to 8 trees. $0.50 each additional: 1 year old and last year’s budded are ALSO $15-unless noted see Grafted Trees 2016
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