About Grafting Systems™ and Scionon™
Grafting Systems™, a division of Moser Fruit Tree Sales, Inc., is dedicated to helping commercial growers and nurserymen improve the efficiency and productivity of their propagation programs.
The Moser family has been in the nursery and fruit tree industry for over 65 years—raising fruit in commercial orchards, selling and brokering fruit trees to commercial orchardists across the country, and operating its own fruit tree nursery, propagating predominantly hardy, heirloom, hard cider and custom varieties for the commercial and backyard market.
While most nursery production is via conventional chip budding, grafting has always been a tool in the nurseryman’s toolbox. With the development of Scionon™ Grafting Tools, the inventor and designer Ian Adams, has made it a goal to allow users to greatly improve their productivity, whether on the “bench” or “in the field”. Most tools help to reduce or eliminate the skilled knife work that can take years to develop. So less skilled people can efficiently perform most of the grafting tasks with a short amount of training and practice. In addition to Scionon™ tools, Grafting Systems™ will be adding many other grafting supplies and other resources over time.
Who We Are
Matt Moser, owner of Moser Fruit Tree Sales, tries to think out of the box and come up with ways to efficiently propagate fruit trees via un-conventional means. Besides conventional outdoor production utilizing chip budding, he has been working on developing and improving indoor or greenhouse propagation of fruit trees in order to help speedup production time and meet the needs of smaller orders of custom propagated trees, which larger nurseries are typically unwilling to provide. In order to meet these needs, he recognized the need to expand his grafting methods to bench grafting too.
We are the exclusive master distributor in the US for all the Scionon™ tools. While we aren’t experts about all phases of grafting, we are eager learners, and we hope to be able to help you become better grafters and propagators, as well as develop our own skills and crafts.
Ian Adams is the founding director of SCIONON™, an established New Zealand company specializing in the development of innovative grafting tools.
Ian has over 30 years of experience. In his time in the horticulture industry he has been an orchard worker, owner, manager, contractor, consultant and nurserymen; and has amassed a wide range of complimenting skills and knowledge that he has put to good effect.
In recent years Ian has been looking for a new challenge to express his passion and enthusiasm for horticulture and propagation in particular. Recognizing the void in mechanical propagation devices, his inventive mind lead him to develop several specialist tools for use in the horticultural industry.
This passion has resulted in the development of several innovative grafting aids which have the potential to revolutionize the way budding and grafting are carried out. Research to date provides evidence that there is potentially an unlimited international market for these innovative new devices.
Scionon™ has already established strong interest locally in New Zealand and Australia. Results to date provide Ian with the confidence there is a budding future ahead.