Grafted Plants

Grafted kiwifruit plants are a good option for growers who would like to decrease the risk of  Psa–V entering their orchard through grafting onsite. With grafted plants, all the hard work has been done in a certified controlled nursery environment – so you can plant with peace of mind.

The grafted potted plants have been grown to the latest KVH standards, under cover, and with a meticulous testing and visual monitoring regime. They are hardened off outside for 2 weeks before delivery, so you can plant them in the orchard straight away.

GRAFTED KIWIFRUIT PLANTS

  • Ready to plant and establish in your orchard
  • PB 6.5 planter bag (16cm x 20cm)
  • Plant is a minimum of 1.2m high and grafted at least 20 cm from the soil
  • Minimum 1 shoot
  • 1.2m bamboo stake
  • $19.50 + GST (and freight if any) volume discounts may apply
  • Please enquire to place an order

VARIETIES WE CAN GRAFT

  • Zespri licensed varieties: G3 (Gold), G14 (Green)
  • Unlicensed varieties:  Hayward (Green), M33 (male), M91 (male)

ROOTSTOCKS

  • Bruno is a kiwifruit classic. Bruno shows as a vigorous rootstock that traditionally grows faster than Bounty 71. It’s well suited to single planting in orchards, but isn't suitable for heavier soils.

  • Bounty 71 rootstock was initially welcomed by growers for its apparent tolerance to Psa-V. While the research is still continuing, some observations have been collected - you’ll get more fruit from Bounty 71 than Bruno once it is producing, but it doesn’t grow as vigorously so should be double planted in the orchard. Bounty 71 can handle heavier soils and doesn’t mind getting its feet wet on occasions. As an ungrafted rootstock it needs to climb and be supported, and will only develop thick wood once it has a big root system.

    Riversun grows Bounty 71 from cuttings and was first in the world to master large scale propagation of this variety using this method.

THE LOW DOWN ON LICENSING 

To graft any cultivar under licence by Zespri, growers need signed licence verification. When transporting kiwifruit, plants must be in covered trucks in accordance with the KVH Protocol for Nursery Stock. Gisborne is currently a ‘containment region’ for Psa–V, meaning we can ship to growers in our region or a ‘recovery region’. We can also ship to other containment regions with authorisation from KVH.  We are unable to ship to ‘exclusion regions’.  See the KVH Regional Psa-V Boundaries map