Semi-dwarf rootstock, about 85-90% of standard). Sometimes referred to as a “semi-standard” or even a standard. Space trees 20-25' apart.
More productive and precocious (fruits at a young age) than trees on Antonovka. Very winter hardy and soil adaptable. Generally not used in commercial orchards due to its large size. Note that reddish cambium does not scrape green like other rootstocks. Mostly resistant to collar rot and fireblight. Unknown susceptibility to fireblight. Z3.
We have two shipping options for rootstock:
Choose A for our regular late-March to early-May shipping window (to receive rootstock with other plants, if ordered).
Choose B for mid-March (to receive rootstock with scionwood, if ordered).
Note: scionwood ships only in mid-March. If you order scionwood, and then select late-March to early-May shipping for your rootstock, they will be shipped at different times.
We do our best to provide ¼" caliper stock. Because of factors beyond our control (such as weather!) stock may be 3⁄16–3⁄8".
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