Colour Codes Overview

McGrath Nurseries Ltd was the first to use painted colour coding in New Zealand replacing labels that are easily faded in our New Zealand sunshine or accidentally removed during the digging, shipping or planting process.

This identifying non-toxic paint is a means of positively identifying the tree variety for several years.

Below for your convenience are the codes for each year of use since 2005...

McGrath Nurseries Ltd colour codes their nursery trees with an identifying non-toxic paint as a means of positively identifying the tree variety for several years.

McGrath Nurseries Ltd was the first to use painted colour coding in New Zealand replacing labels that are easily faded in our New Zealand sunshine or accidentally removed during the digging, shipping or planting process.

Colour coding not only benefits the nursery in identifying the correct trees during the digging and shipping process, but also saves the orchardist time wasted reading labels and gives total accuracy when they are under pressure at planting time.

The post budding deheading cut on the rootstock is painted with a specialized wind protectant which we tint to denote each type of rootstock.  The variety is painted with one or more colour codes during the autumn immediately prior to dispatch.  In general, we try to keep the colour codes identical but changing trends and varieties mean that some codes are used for different varieties in different years.

Below for your convenience are the codes for each year of use since 2005.

There is nothing worse than the wrong trees in a row in your orchard!  It is prudent to check your trees against the colour charts below before planting. Please contact us if you have any questions or feel that you have not received the correct tree variety.

 

2016

  • Apple – Rootstock
  • Apple
  • Apricot
  • Cherry Rootstocks
  • Cherry
  • Nectarine
  • Peach
  • Pear - Rootstock
  • Pear

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2015

 

 

 

APPLES – Rootstocks 2015:

CG41 (Test Selection) Blue icon-colourcode fruittree_blue
CG6210 (Test Selection) Black icon-colourcode fruittree_black
Geneva® 202 Dark Green icon-colourcode fruittree_GreenDark
M793 Yellow icon-colourcode fruittree_Yellow
M9 (FSV) Brown  

APPLES 2015: 

Ballarat Yellow/Orange icon-colourcode fruittree_Yellow-halficon-colourcode fruittree_Orange-half
Braeburn Red/Pink icon-colourcode fruittree_Red-halficon-colourcode fruittree_Pink-half
Captain Kidd's Pippin Blue/Orange icon-colourcode fruittree_Blue-halficon-colourcode fruittree_Orange-half
Champion White/Red icon-colourcode fruittree_White-halficon-colourcode fruittree_Red-half
Early Strawberry Blue/Teal icon-colourcode fruittree_Blue-halficon-colourcode fruittree_Teal-half
Egremont Russet Yellow/White icon-colourcode fruittree_Yellow-halficon-colourcode fruittree_White-half
Envy® Pink icon-colourcode fruittree_Pink
Galaxy  Purple icon-colourcode fruittree_Purple
Granny Smith Light Green icon-colourcode fruittree_GreenLight
Honeycrunch®(Honeycrisp PVR) Blue icon-colourcode fruittree_blue
Jazz®(Scired c.v.)  Red icon-colourcode fruittree_Red
Kingston Black Crimson icon-colourcode fruittree_Crimson
KORU® (PBR) Plumac c.v. Dark Green icon-colourcode fruittree_GreenDark
Lord Freyberg Yellow/Teal icon-colourcode fruittree_Yellow-halficon-colourcode fruittree_Teal-half
Merton Russet Yellow/Purple icon-colourcode fruittree_Yellow-halficon-colourcode fruittree_Purple-half
Monty's Surprise Teal icon-colourcode fruittree_Teal
PFE (Pollinator) Light Blue/Yellow icon-colourcode fruittree_BlueLight-halficon-colourcode fruittree_Yellow-half
Pacific Queen™(Scired c.v.) Yellow icon-colourcode fruittree_Yellow
Peasgoodnonsuch Blue/Pink icon-colourcode fruittree_Blue-halficon-colourcode fruittree_Pink-half
Red Rocket Black/Red icon-colourcode fruittree_Black-halficon-colourcode fruittree_Red-half
Rockit White icon-colourcode fruittree_White
Splendour Yellow/Crimson icon-colourcode fruittree_Yellow-halficon-colourcode fruittree_Crimson-half
Sturmer Yellow/Red icon-colourcode fruittree_Yellow-halficon-colourcode fruittree_Red-half
Sunrise Orange icon-colourcode fruittree_Orange
Virmac plus Purple/Black/Red icon-colourcode fruittree_Red-halficon-colourcode fruittree_Black-half
Others are labelled




APRICOTS 2015 - Variety:

Cluthafire Crimson icon-colourcode fruittree_Crimson
Cluthagold  Red icon-colourcode fruittree_Red
Cluthastar White/Pink icon-colourcode fruittree_White-halficon-colourcode fruittree_Pink-half
Cluthasun Teal icon-colourcode fruittree_Teal
Gold Nuggett® Dark Green icon-colourcode fruittree_GreenDark
Kioto® (Test Agreement) White icon-colourcode fruittree_White
Moorpark Red/Light Blue icon-colourcode fruittree_Red-halficon-colourcode fruittree_BlueLight-half
NEVB180113 Light Green icon-colourcode fruittree_GreenLight
Southern Cross Purple icon-colourcode fruittree_Purple
Trevatt Light Blue icon-colourcode fruittree_BlueLight
Others are labelled

 

APRICOTS 2015 - Plum Rootstock (Light Green):

Gold Nugget® Dark Green icon-colourcode fruittree_GreenDark
Others are labelled



 Cherries Rootstocks 2015

Colt Dark Green icon-colourcode fruittree_GreenDark

CHERRIES 2015:

Balaton® Pink/White icon-colourcode fruittree_Pink-halficon-colourcode fruittree_White-half
Burlat Pink/Dark Green icon-colourcode fruittree_Pink-halficon-colourcode fruittree_GreenDark-half
Celeste®(sumpaca) Blue/Light Blue icon-colourcode fruittree_Blue-halficon-colourcode fruittree_BlueLight-half
Compact Stella Orange/White icon-colourcode fruittree_Orange-halficon-colourcode fruittree_White-half
Cristalina® Pink/Light Green icon-colourcode fruittree_Pink-halficon-colourcode fruittree_GreenLight-half
Fanal Black/Light Green icon-colourcode fruittree_Black-halficon-colourcode fruittree_GreenLight-half
Kelleris Pink/Blue icon-colourcode fruittree_Pink-halficon-colourcode fruittree_Blue-half
Kordia® Yellow icon-colourcode fruittree_Yellow
Lapins Purple icon-colourcode fruittree_Purple
Montmorency Light Green/Red icon-colourcode fruittree_GreenLight-halficon-colourcode fruittree_Red-half
Rainier Light Blue/White icon-colourcode fruittree_BlueLight-halficon-colourcode fruittree_White-half
Richmorency

Light Green/Crimson icon-colourcode fruittree_GreenLight-halficon-colourcode fruittree_Crimson-half
Regina® Crimson icon-colourcode fruittree_Crimson
Romance® Purple/Light Green icon-colourcode fruittree_Purple-halficon-colourcode fruittree_GreenLight-half
Rosann Teal icon-colourcode fruittree_Teal
Sam Yellow/Blue icon-colourcode fruittree_Yellow-halficon-colourcode fruittree_Blue-half
Samba® (Sumste) White icon-colourcode fruittree_White
Sandra Rose® Yellow / Orange icon-colourcode fruittree_Yellow-halficon-colourcode fruittree_Orange-half
Santina® Orange icon-colourcode fruittree_Orange
Sentennial® Black icon-colourcode fruittree_black
Sonnet® Blue icon-colourcode fruittree_blue
Staccato® Pink icon-colourcode fruittree_Pink
Stardust® Dark Green/Blue icon-colourcode fruittree_GreenDark-halficon-colourcode fruittree_Blue-half
Summit Pink/Purple icon-colourcode fruittree_Pink-halficon-colourcode fruittree_Purple-half
Sweetheart® Red icon-colourcode fruittree_Red
Sylvia® Dark Green icon-colourcode fruittree_GreenDark
NY304  (Test Selection) Black/Teal icon-colourcode fruittree_Black-halficon-colourcode fruittree_Teal-half
NY2131(Test Selection) Black/Blue icon-colourcode fruittree_Black-halficon-colourcode fruittree_Blue-half
NY032 (Test Selection) Black/Red icon-colourcode fruittree_Black-halficon-colourcode fruittree_Red-half
NY270 (Test Selection) Black/Light Blue icon-colourcode fruittree_Black-halficon-colourcode fruittree_BlueLight-half
NY38L (Test Selection) Black/Orange icon-colourcode fruittree_Black-halficon-colourcode fruittree_Orange-half
NY252 (Test Selection) Black/Dark Green icon-colourcode fruittree_Black-halficon-colourcode fruittree_GreenDark-half
Whitegold White/Purple icon-colourcode fruittree_White-halficon-colourcode fruittree_Purple-half


 

 Others are labelled


NECTARINES 2015:

Maylis® Teal icon-colourcode fruittree_Teal
Nectaross® Purple icon-colourcode fruittree_Purple
Orion® Orange icon-colourcode fruittree_Orange
Redgold Purple/Yellow icon-colourcode fruittree_Purple-halficon-colourcode fruittree_Yellow-half
Springred Yellow icon-colourcode fruittree_Yellow
Tasty Gold Yellow/ Light Blue icon-colourcode fruittree_Yellow-halficon-colourcode fruittree_BlueLight-half
Venus® Blue icon-colourcode fruittree_blue
YFN 13/02 (Test Selection) Purple/Dark Green icon-colourcode fruittree_Purple-halficon-colourcode fruittree_GreenDark-half


 

 


Others are labelled

Peaches 2015:

Alba® Pink icon-colourcode fruittree_Pink
Blackboy Yellow/Light Green

icon-colourcode fruittree_Yellow-halficon-colourcode fruittree_GreenLight-half
Dig This® Yellow/White icon-colourcode fruittree_Yellow-half
Freestone Golden Queen Light Green icon-colourcode fruittree_GreenLight
Golden Queen Light Green/White icon-colourcode fruittree_GreenLight-halficon-colourcode fruittree_White-half
Redhaven Purple/White icon-colourcode fruittree_Purple-halficon-colourcode fruittree_White-half
RFP03/03 Dark Green/White icon-colourcode fruittree_GreenDark-halficon-colourcode fruittree_White-half
Romestar® Red icon-colourcode fruittree_Red
Spring White® Orange/White icon-colourcode fruittree_Orange-halficon-colourcode fruittree_White-half
Vanilia® Light Green/Red icon-colourcode fruittree_GreenLight-halficon-colourcode fruittree_Red-half

Plums - Rootstocks 2015:

Peach Rootstock Dark Green icon-colourcode fruittree_GreenDark

Plums 2015:

Billington Teal/Orange icon-colourcode fruittree_Teal-halficon-colourcode fruittree_Orange-half
Black Doris Red icon-colourcode fruittree_Red
Luisa Light Blue icon-colourcode fruittree_BlueLight
October Early (Test Selection) Teal icon-colourcode fruittree_Teal
Omega White icon-colourcode fruittree_White
Sultan Pink icon-colourcode fruittree_Pink

Plums: Plum Rootstock (Light Green):

English Greengage Orange/Teal
icon-colourcode fruittree_Orange-halficon-colourcode fruittree_Teal-half





Pears - Roostocks 2015:

Quince QBAC29 Dark Green icon-colourcode fruittree_GreenDark
Quince C Light Blue icon-colourcode fruittree_BlueLight

Pears 2015

Belle de Jume Light Blue icon-colourcode fruittree_BlueLight
Buerre Bosc Red icon-colourcode fruittree_Red
Brown Beurre Dark Green icon-colourcode fruittree_GreenDark
Doyenne du Comice Light Green icon-colourcode fruittree_GreenLight
Morentini Butirra Rosata White icon-colourcode fruittree_White
Red Bartlett Crimson icon-colourcode fruittree_Crimson
Winter Nelis Yellow icon-colourcode fruittree_Yellow

2014

  • Apple – Rootstock
  • Apple
  • Apricot
  • Cherry Rootstocks
  • Cherry
  • Nectarine
  • Peach
  • Pear - Rootstock
  • Pear

Read more...

2013

  • Apple – Rootstock
  • Apple
  • Apricot
  • Cherry Rootstocks
  • Cherry
  • Nectarine
  • Peach
  • Pear - Rootstock
  • Pear

Read more...

2012

  • Apple – Rootstock
  • Apple
  • Apricot
  • Cherry Rootstocks
  • Cherry
  • Nectarine
  • Peach
  • Pear - Rootstock
  • Pear

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2011

  • Apple – Rootstock
  • Apple
  • Apricot
  • Cherry Rootstocks
  • Cherry
  • Nectarine
  • Peach
  • Pear - Rootstock
  • Pear

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2010

  • Apple – Rootstock
  • Apple
  • Apricot
  • Cherry Rootstocks
  • Cherry
  • Nectarine
  • Peach
  • Pear - Rootstock
  • Pear

Read more...

2009

  • Apple – Rootstock
  • Apple
  • Apricot
  • Cherry Rootstocks
  • Cherry
  • Nectarine
  • Peach
  • Pear - Rootstock
  • Pear
  • Plum & Prune

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2008

  • Apple – Rootstock
  • Apple
  • Apricot
  • Cherry Rootstocks
  • Cherry
  • Nectarine
  • Peach
  • Pear - Rootstock
  • Pear

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2007

  • Apple – Rootstock
  • Apple
  • Apricot
  • Cherry Rootstocks
  • Cherry
  • Nectarine
  • Peach
  • Plum & Prune
  • Pear - Rootstock
  • Pear

Read more...

2006

  • Apple – Rootstock
  • Apple
  • Apricot
  • Cherry
  • Nectarine
  • Peach
  • Plum & Prune
  • Pear - Rootstock
  • Pear

Read more...

2005

  • Apple – Rootstock
  • Apple
  • Apricot
  • Cherry Rootstock
  • Cherry
  • Nectarine
  • Peach
  • Plum & Prune
  • Pear - Rootstock
  • Pear

Read more...

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