Nursery - Tree Quality

For growers, each plantation is a huge investment for the next 12 to 20 years. Only high quality fruit trees ensure a fast return.
Since the beginning of the tree production, Gräb nursery claims to cultivate only well feathered and rooted plant material. Well rooted starter material, that we receive from selected rootstock-nurseries, are only one element for our quality trees.
After grafting we remove herbaceous branches on the trunk several times at an early stage to avoid undesirable pruning wounds.
Therefore, we are able to offer trees with different stem heights to our clients. Furthermore, we are able to devise individual solutions concerning the variety-rootstock combinations.

 

We offer the following tree shapes:

Sweet cherries: one-year-old, two-year-old knip tree
Sour cherries: one-year-old, quarter-standard tree with one-year-old crown
Apricots: one-year-old, spindle bush
Peaches, nectarines: one-year-old, spindle bush
Damsons: one-year-old, two-year-old knip tree, spindle bush
Mirabelles, gages, plums, Japanese plums: one-year-old, two-year-old knip tree, spindle bush
Elder: whips, quarter-standard tree

Explanations

One-year-old: one-year-old grafting, 60 cm stem height
Two-year-old knip tree: two-year-old tree with a one-year-old crown, 60-75 cm stem height
Quarter-standard tree: two-year-old tree with a one-year-old crown, 75-100 cm stem height
Spindle bush: generative two-or three-year old tree, 60-80 cm stem height
Whips: two-year-old tree with one-year-old long shoot +100 to +200 cm

Sorting

I+ : at least 6 branches with regular and uniform distribution
I : 3-6 branches with regular and uniform distribution
II+ : up to 3 branches, irregular or one-sided branches
II : unbranched

Signs for intellectual property

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(S) This variety is registered or applied for plant variety rights. These varieties are only released for fruit production. Propagation of those varieties is only allowed with prior permission of the variety owner.
gräb gbr gehölze und obstbau | bassenheimer straße 49 | d-56220 kettig | tel.: +49 (0)2637 - 940 173 | fax: +49 (0)2637 - 940 174 | mail: info(at)graeb.com