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Research Project: Development of New Stone Fruit Cultivars and Rootstocks for the Southeastern United States

Location: Fruit and Tree Nut Research

Title: Almond rootstocks

Author
item Beckman, Thomas - Tom

Submitted to: HortScience
Publication Type: Literature Review
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/12/2018
Publication Date: 6/1/2018
Citation: Beckman, T.G. 2018. Almond rootstocks. p. 748. In: K. Gasic, J.E. Preece and D. Karp (eds.). Register of New Fruit and Nut Cultivars List 49. HortScience. 53(6):748
DOI: https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTSCI536register-18

Interpretive Summary: Information on origin, and important characteristics of new fruit tree rootstocks for use with almond varieties are provided. This information is useful to breeders, extension personnel, nurserymen and growers.

Technical Abstract: New clonal almond and Prunus hybrid rootstocks for almond and other Prunus species offer improved adaptation to site related problems including soil borne diseases, drought, calcareous soils and various species of nematodes. Additionally, they offer varying degrees of vigor control compared to standard seedling and clonal types which provides growers with useful options in management and adaptation to different soil types.