Two-Year Standard Tree, Sleeping Eye, Dormant Graft, One-Year Graft and Twin-Leader

The Two-Year Finished Tree has been the standard for nursery trees for years. With a strong root and a One-Year top, these trees are ready to thrive when they reach your orchard. At Willow Drive we strive to provide products that fit your need, whether it's Dormant or One-Year Grafts, Sleeping Eyes, or Twin-Leaders. Call us to discuss what product would be right for your program.

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Year 1

Rootstocks grown from previous year

Rootstocks graded

Dormant Grafts and One-Year Grafts made

Dormant Grafts shipped

Field Maps drawn up

Rootstocks and One-Year Grafts planted

Trickle irrigation installed

Cultivation to make bud union higher

Weeding

Spray applications

Rootstocks budded for Two-Year Trees

Sleeping Eyes budded

Topping newly budded rootstocks

Pre-emergent herbicide application

Year 2

Spring budding for late orders

Suckering and limbing

Spray applications weekly to bi-weekly for full growing season

Steel rods placed for every tree

First tie-up

Suckering, limbing, and weeding

Twin-Leader Tree training starts

Limbing

Second tie-up

Trellising for Geneva® 41

Weeding and limbing

Training

Third tie-up

Weeding and limbing

Fourth tie-up with strong tie

Weeding

Defoliant applications

Plastic ties removed

Steel rods and trellising removed

Irrigation removed and trickle tape disposed of

Topping if desired by customer

Mechanical defoliation assistance/leaf stripping by hand

Trees lifted mechanically and by hand

One-Year Grafts lifted

Sleeping Eyes lifted

Grading

Storage

Shipping

Year 1

Rootstocks grown from previous year

Rootstocks graded

Dormant Grafts and One-Year Grafts made

Dormant Grafts shipped

Field Maps drawn up

Rootstocks and One-Year Grafts planted

Trickle irrigation installed

Cultivation to make bud union higher

Weeding

Spray applications

Rootstocks budded for Two-Year Trees

Sleeping Eyes budded

Topping newly budded rootstocks

Pre-emergent herbicide application

Year 2

Spring budding for late orders

Suckering and limbing

Spray applications weekly to bi-weekly for full growing season

Steel rods placed for every tree

First tie-up

Suckering, limbing and weeding

Twin-Leader Tree training starts

Limbing

Second tie-up

Trellising for Geneva® 41

Weeding and limbing

Training

Third tie-up

Weeding and limbing

Fourth tie-up with strong tie

Weeding

Defoliant applications

Plastic ties removed

Steel rods and trellising removed

Irrigation removed and trickle tape disposed of

Topping if desired by customer

Mechanical defoliation assistance/leaf stripping by hand

Trees lifted mechanically and by hand

One-Year Grafts lifted

Sleeping Eyes lifted

Grading

Storage

Shipping

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