This item starts out as a rootstock, dug in November of the year previous to planting in the orchard. Example: if you plan to plant in the spring of 2020, we would bench graft the rootstocks for your order between January and April of 2020 for delivery in the spring of 2020. We would need to know the scion variety before January 2020. Customers can expect a 14-16 inch trunk with an adequate root system. The top 4 inches of the trunk is the scion variety. Although bench grafts greatly shorten the time between ordering and delivery they are the most sensitive to orchard management practices. Customers considering the bench graft option need to carefully read the section on handling and growing bench grafts.