We produce apple trees as two-year-old leg trees or 9-month trees. Every year, we plant M.9. or M.9-fl56 rootstocks that have been bench grafted or budded with dormant buds of a number of common apple varieties. In August, we bud crab apples used as pollinators onto rootstocks planted in the spring of the same year. In principle, we sell these as one-year-old trees.
On request, fruit tree nursery van Montfort creates other tree types, for instance, nine-month trees or trees on other rootstocks than M.9 or M.9 fl56.On request, fruit tree nursery van Montfort creates other tree types, for instance, nine-month trees or trees on other rootstocks than M.9 or M.9 fl56.
Fruit tree nursery van Montfort supplies apple trees in three different grades:
- 6+ = a minimum of six well positioned side shoots at least 40 cm long.
- 4-6 = four to six well positioned side shoots at least 40 cm long.
- Spurred/lightly feathered = at least five sideshoots 15 cm long.
The ‘ideal tree’ is different for each growing system. A robust two-year-old leg tree (6+) is suitable for planting at an in-row spacing of 100 cm or more. The 4-6 grade is suitable for planting in orchards where the in-row spacing is between 60 and 100 cm. The spurred/ lightly feathered trees are suitable for growing as a fruit wall (Mur Frutier) with an in-row spacing of 40-80 cm.
Fruit tree nursery van Montfort supplies an extensive range of of apple trees:
- Boskoop Bielaar
- Elstar Boerekamp Excellent Star®
- Elstar Elrosa®
- Elstar Elshof
- Red elswout® Bel-El
- Fuji KIKU® Fubrax
- Gala Mitchgla
- Gala Schniga SchniCo
- Gala Schnitzer Schniga®
- Golden Delicious' Reinders®
- Jonagold Boerekamp Early Queen®
- Jonagold Novajo®
- Jonagored Supra
- Decosta Jonagold de Coster®
- Wilton's® Red Jonaprince
- Wiltons star
Check here for availability of trees for the season 2017/2018 (situation 15-07-2017)
or ask for the available qualities
All our apple trees are produced using budding or scion wood from Propagation Nurseries The Netherlands or from variety owners and are under the control of NAKTuinbouw.