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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Brooks and Olmo List 43, Prunus Rootstocks

item Beckman, Thomas

Submitted to: HortScience
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: December 29, 2005
Publication Date: August 1, 2006
Citation: Beckman, T.G. 2006. Prunus rootstocks, p. 1104, 1119, 1122, 1133. In: Clark, J.R., Finn, C.E., editors. Register of new fruit and nut varieties. List 43. HortScience. 41:1101-1133.

Interpretive Summary: Information on origin, and key characteristics of new fruit tree rootstocks for use with peach, plum, and apricot varieties are provided and, where available, a key reference is cited. This information is useful to breeders, extension personnel, nurserymen and growers.

Technical Abstract: New clonal Prunus hybrid rootstocks offer improved adaptation to site related problems including droughty or calcareous soils, root-knot nematodes and winter cold. Additionally, they offer varying degrees of vigor control compared to standard seedling types which provide significant reductions in pruning and the use of ladders.

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