Rootstock question

mrsg47(7)August 10, 2013

What kind of tree is:



The apple semi-dwarf M series

How can I find out? I have searched the web to not much avail. Thanks. I have a stump of Lovell that is sending up suckers like crazy. Thinking of keeping the stump for grafting next spring. Thanks. Mrs. G

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franktank232(z5 WI)

Lovell is peach
Citation is plum/peach

At least in my beach sand soil, i prefer Citation so far...have had 0 issues with it...also very hardy.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2013 at 10:12PM
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Hi MrsG47.

These are both rootstocks used for almonds and stonefruit. Check out the chart at this link (below).

Here is a link that might be useful: Rootstock chart.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2013 at 10:13PM
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Citation rootstock is a peach-plum hybrid, patented as "4-G-816". Here is the patent description,

    Bookmark   August 10, 2013 at 10:14PM
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I now have a better understanding of how rootstocks should perform, but are any of them fruitful on their own? Thanks, that was really my question, just not well placed. Mrs. G

    Bookmark   August 10, 2013 at 11:21PM
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Thanks all, and marknmt, what a great chart. I book-marked it immediately. Thanks again

    Bookmark   August 10, 2013 at 11:23PM
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olpea(zone 6 KS)

Lovell was once a canning peach (we are talking 100 years ago). I'm sure it will be small, but it may be quite tasty.

Citation and the Malling series were bred strictly for their performance as a rootstock and so probably wouldn't produce very high quality fruit.

I've read opinions from some people who have fruited some of the Malling rootstocks and have mentioned the fruit is OK, but never any high praise.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2013 at 1:16AM
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I did notice that some Marianna rootstock I have set fruit, but I trimmed off that part when I budded apricot to it and don't know what it might have turned out to be.

Nanking cherry is a tolerable fruit in its own right and serves as a dwarfing rootstock to plum. Quince is often used as a rootstock for pear, and of course crab apples can be topworked into regular apples.


    Bookmark   August 11, 2013 at 6:47AM
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