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Research Project: Breeding Apple Rootstocks Tolerant to Abiotic Stresses and Resistant to Pests and Diseases

Location: Plant Genetic Resources Unit (PGRU)

Title: Picking the right rootstock for fresh and processing apple orchards

item ROBINSON, TERENCE - Cornell University - New York
item Fazio, Gennaro

Submitted to: New York State Fruit Quarterly
Publication Type: Trade Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/30/2019
Publication Date: 12/15/2019
Citation: Robinson, T.L., Fazio, G. 2019. Picking the right rootstock for fresh and processing apple orchards. New York State Fruit Quarterly. 28 (4) p 5-10.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: An array of new rootstocks give apple growers unprecedented choices and allow growers to design their new orchard by matching the rootstock vigor, the scion vigor, the soil vigor and the climate vigor. If properly matched the trees should fill the allotted space by the end of the second or third year and produce high yields in the first 5 years. This allows for the full investment of the new orchard to be paid by the end of the fifth year.