Malus Budagovsky 9 Rootstock(Apple) [M8 x Red Standard (Krasnij Standart)] Also called Red-leafed Paradise or Bud 9. Michurinsk College of Ag, Michurin, Russia, 1946.
Dwarfing rootstock, produces a tree about a quarter the size of a standard tree. Highly productive and precocious (fruits at a young age) with large fruit size. Very hardy though not as hardy as Antonovka.
In most locations, requires weeding, mulching, staking and irrigation. Space trees 5-10' apart. Note that reddish cambium does not scrape green like other rootstocks. Some resistance to fireblight. Z4.
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