HFS Tree/Scion Sales and Grafting Days for 2024

Each winter, HFS offers a range of opportunities to acquire either young fruit trees or scion (budwood) you can graft yourself:

  • Our annual HFS Tree/Scion Sales and Grafting Days: free events we run where you can discuss your fruit-tree growing needs with us, buy trees and/or scion, and watch our experienced and friendly volunteers do tree grafting on-the-spot

  • Our mail-order service: order trees or scion on-line for delivery by post

More details about these options are given below.

About what we sell

The current list of apple varieties we have at Pettys appears at the bottom of this page. We typically offer scion from about a quarter of the listed varieties, selected based on popularity from prior years’ sales and feedback from our autumn Apple Tasting events. Due to variations in the maturity of source trees and their growth, we cannot guarantee that scion for a particular variety will be available. If a specific variety is a ‘must-have’ for you, please email us

its details, and we will let you know whether we can provide viable scion for it.

Also, only a limited range of varieties of apple scion will be available at our event at CERES. These varieties are shown in blue in the list below (once they are determined).

We normally graft our apple trees onto MM102 rootstock, which is suitable for trees in suburban gardens. However, we also sell a limited number of one-year-old trees with popular heritage varieties grafted onto M26 and MM102 rootstock. A list of these will appear here soon – but early birds do catch worms, so if there’s a particular variety you’re after, ordering early is recommended.

Our prices for apple scion/trees are as follows:


 Scion (each will have at least three buds)

 $4.00 per scion; $3.00 each for three or
scion of one variety
 Trees grafted on-the-spot on our Grafting and
 Tree Sales Days (not including scion)
 Price for each additional graft to a tree

 (not including scion)

 One-year-old pre-grafted apple trees

 (see list of possibly-available varieties below)



A range of varieties of other fruit tree types (e.g. plums, pears, cherries, apricots and more) will also be available for sale at our Sales and Grafting Day at Petty's Orchard, all offered at reasonable prices.

Please note that discounts on the prices given above are given to financial HFS members – see our Members page for details. You may find our prices to be surprisingly low compared to other suppliers, and for good reason: HFS’s main purpose is to ensure that special old fruit varieties will survive us all, and every tree we provide helps that to happen.

And if you have specific or unusual requirements beyond what is described here for example, if you need a tree to be grafted onto a specific type of rootstock – please send us your request by email to heritagefruitssociety@gmail.com . We will do our best to help!

About our annual HFS Tree/Scion Sales and Grafting Days

Each winter, the Society runs several free public Tree/Scion Sales and Grafting Days. In most years, one of these is held at the HFS Heritage Block at Petty's Orchard, and another at CERES in Brunswick. These are our biggest public-facing events of the year, where visitors can:

  • obtain scion (budwood) from many of our hundreds of varieties of apples and other fruits

  • request on-site grafting of apple scion onto suitable rootstock we provide (please note: we do not sell ungrafted rootstock separately)

  • purchase pre-grafted or pre-ordered young trees, ready for planting out

  • observe experienced and friendly HFS volunteers as they graft up new trees

  • ask our knowledgeable volunteers about all aspects of the above

  • join a guided walking tour of the HFS Heritage Block (at the Petty's Orchard Grafting Day only)

At each of these events, scion and freshly-grafted trees are also sold at vary reasonable prices. This is in line with our group's objective of making it easy for everyone to help in the preservation of unusual fruit varieties, as well as instilling an interest in this precious and remarkable field. The scion and tree varieties provided are primarily ones popular with attendees of prior Apple Tastings or Tree/Scion Sales and Grafting Days, and are ones which are typically difficult or impossible to obtain from any other source.

To further whet your appetite, here is our publicity poster showing details of each of the HFS Tree/Scion Sales and Grafting Days:

About our mail-order service

We accept orders by email for apple scion and/or pre-grafted apple and plum trees each winter until 15 August. Once again this year, we are making a broad range of trees and scion available. We can also graft apple trees with your chosen scion onto MM102 rootstock for collection or postage in September or October, once we are confident that our graft has taken successfully.

There’s no special on-line form to fill out to make an order: all we need is a written description of what you’d like in an email to us at heritagefruitssociety@gmail.com. By prior arrangement, ordered scion or trees may be collected at one of our Tree/Scion Sales and Grafting Days (see above), or they can be sent to you by post. We are happy to post articles to addresses in Victoria – or to other states, as allowed by biosecurity regulations.

For posted orders, an extra postage/handling fee will be required on top of our standard prices shown above. All payment details will be sent to you by email in response to your inquiry or order.

Pre-grafted apple trees available for sale

We will soon provide a list here of the varieties of one-year-old pre-grafted apple trees we will be selling at this year's Tree/Scion Sales and Grafting Days. Supplies of each will be limited - so if you have a specific requirement, consider using our mail-order service described above.

Apple Varieties in the HFS Collection

The full list of apple varieties in the HFS collection as at April 2024 is shown below. Please note the following:

  • Varieties marked with '?' are likely to be incorrectly identified. As mentioned above, we aren't able to obtain viable scion material from all of these in any given year.
  • At our event at CERES, only a limited selection of these varieties will be available. A few weeks before the event, those varieties will be shown here in blue.
  • Our source-trees of varieties with names in red have exhibited symptoms of Apple Mosaic Virus (ApMV). This virus is most commonly transmitted by propagation, so we normally do not provide scion for these varieties. Our long-term goal is to source ApMV-free scion for all of these varieties, which will allow us to graft up new trees and provide suitable propagation material from them in the future.

    Adams Pearmain?
    Albany Beauty
    Andre Sauvage
    Annie Elizabeth
    Antonovka Kamenichka
    Australian Beauty
    Autumn Pearmain
    Autumn Tart
    Ball's Seedling
    Batman's Tree
    Batt's Seedling
    Baumann's Reinette
    Beauty of Bath
    Bec D'Oie
    Bedford Pippin Cross
    Bedfordshire Foundling
    Belle de Boskoop
    Belle de Magny
    Berner Rosen
    Bess Pool
    Blenheim Orange
    Blue Pearmain
    Bonne Hotture
    Boy's Delight
    Brabant Bellefleur
    Bramley's Seedling
    Breakwell's Seedling
    Brittle Sweet
    Brown's Apple
    Brown Snout
    Brown's Pippin
    Bulmer's Norman
    Butters Early Red
    Calville Blanc d'Hiver
    Calville Rouge D'Ete
    Carolina Red June
    Castle Major
    Cayuga Redstreak
    Chenago Strawberry
    Colonel Vaughan
    Coral Crab
    Corio Red
    Cornish Aromatic
    Court Pendu Plat
    Cox's Orange Pippin
    Cox's Pomona
    Cranberry Pippin
    Crofton Red
    Delicious Caldicott?
    Delicious Glen Vimey
    Delicious Hi-Early
    Delicious Richared
    Delicious Starkrimson
    Democrat Black
    Devonshire Quarrenden
    Dewdney's Seedling
    Doctor Hogg
    Duke of Clarence
    Dumelow's Seedling
    Dunn's Seedling
    Early Stayman
    Edward's Coronation
    Edward VII?
    Egremont Russet
    Eldon Pippin
    Emneth Early
    Esopus Spitzenburg
    Fenouillet Gris
    Forfar Pippin
    French Crab
    Fréquin Tardive de la Sarthe
    Fuji Naji-Fu #2
    Geante D'Exposition
    Geeveston Fanny
    George Carpenter
    George Neilson
    Glen Vimey
    Golden Delicious
    Golden Harvey
    Golden Hornet
    Golden Noble
    Gooseberry Pippin
    Grand Duke Constantine
    Granny Smith
    Green Russet
    Hoary Morning
    Hollow Crown
    Hubbardston Nonsuch
    Huon Belle
    Huonville Crab
    Hyslop Crab
    Improved Foxwhelp
    Irish Peach
    James Grieve
    John Downie
    Jolly Beggar
    Jonathan Red
    Julia's Blush
    July Red
    Kandil Sinap
    Keswick Codlin
    Kidd's Orange Red
    King Cole
    King David
    King of the Pippins
    King of Tompkins County
    Kingston Black
    Lady Williams
    Laxton’s Advance
    Laxton’s Fortune
    Laxton’s Superb
    London Pippin
    Lord Derby
    Lord Lambourne?
    Lord Nelson
    Lord Suffield
    Maiden's Blush
    Martin Frossard
    Mataraji Sophorae
    McIndoe's Russet
    McIntosh Early
    Medlar Dutch
    Medlar Nottingham
    Medlar Royal
    Melba Red
    Mere de Menage
    Merton Worcester
    Monarch Cross
    Murray Gem
    Newton Wonder Red
    Newtown Green Pippin
    Northern Spy
    Orange de Per
    Orleans Reinette
    Peasgood's Nonsuch
    Pine Golden Pippin
    Pink Lady
    Pittmaston Pineapple
    Poor House
    Pott's Seedling
    Prince Alfred
    Prince Edward
    Queen Cox
    Red Astrachan
    Red Delicious Starking
    Red Granny Smith
    Red Gravenstein
    Red Limbertwig
    Red Rome
    Red Winesap
    Red Winter Pearmain
    Reine des Hâtives
    Reinette du Canada
    Reinette Marbrée
    Rhode Island Greening
    Ribston Pippin
    Rome Beauty
    Rootstock M26
    Rootstock M793
    Rootstock M9 Van Zellen
    Rootstock MM102
    Rootstock MM106
    Rootstock MM111
    Rootstock Ottawa 3
    Roundway Magnum Bonum
    Rous La Tour
    Royal Jubilee
    Saint Edmund's Russet
    Saint Lawrence
    Scarlet Nonpareil
    Scarlet Staymared
    Sharps Nonsuch
    Somerset Redstreak
    Starking Hi Early
    Stark's Earliest
    Stayman's Winesap
    Stewart's Seedling
    Stokes Red
    Striped Beefing
    Sturmer Pippin
    Sugar Loaf Pippin
    Summer Strawberry
    Sunbury Late
    Sweet Alford
    Sweet Coppin
    Symond's Winter
    Tremlett's Bitter
    Tropical Beauty
    Twenty Ounce
    Tydeman's Early Worcester
    Upton Pyne
    Vista Bella
    Wandin Pride
    Warragul Surprise
    White Crab Apple
    Willy Sharp
    Winter Banana
    Winter Majetin
    Woolbrook Russet
    Worcester Pearmain
    Yarlington Mill
    Yellow Transparent
    Yorkshire Beauty

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