For our bench-grafted trees, the rootstocks and varieties are both V-cut then grafted together. The trees are planted in February and grow until the following January. The trees are ready for sale in one year.
Rootstocks are planted in the spring and grow through their first summer. In the fall, varieties are bud grafted onto the rootstocks and then grow for another year. These trees are about 2 years old before they are ready for sale. They are slightly bigger than the bench-grafted trees and have more branches.