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Rootstock M26

M.26 : Height* to around 40% of seedling tree (± 2.0 metres), early producer. M26 generally need staking unless sheltered from wind and are susceptible to Woolly Aphid infestation making them less suitable for organic production. They can produce...

Rootstock M9

Selected as a chance seedling of ‘Jaune de Metz’, in France in the late 1870’s. M.9 was one of the first rootstocks collected by the East Mailing Research Station and given the number ‘9’ which was later replaced by the name...

Rootstock MM102

MM.102 is a cross between Northern Spy x M.1, produced by the East Malling Research Station, which produces a tree between M.26 and M.7 depending on the soil types. Early trials found that MM.102 produced average crop of good sized fruit. Renewed...

Rootstock MM106

A cross between Northern Spy x M.1 that tends to be more sensitive to soil moisture levels than many rootstocks especially if the soils are poorly aerated. On dry sandy soils MM.106 will produce a tree of smaller size than M.7. On more fertile soils MM...

Rootstock Northern Spy

A seedling that originated in east Bloomfield in western New York in 1828. It was initially selected for its excellent and long keeping fruit and later became sought after as a rootstock. Northern Spy is a very popular rootstock with Australian...

Rootstock Quince A

Quince rootstocks, seedling and clonal, have been used for pear production for many years. Quince A (approx. 70% of seedling) and Quince C (approximately 60% of seedling) are amongst the most common of the clonal quince stocks. While generally good...