Friday, September 18, 2015

"Geneva" apple rootstock availability

Geneva 16.  Photo from HERE.
Cummins Nursery has limited quantities of Geneva series apple rootstock available for pre-order.  Some of these rootstock produce beautiful "crabapple" trees in their own right.

All of the rootstock, B9 and above in the listing NEED support.

All rootstock G.202 and below BENEFIT from support.  Supporting the trees reduces the risk of the graft union snapping on windy sites.  It also induces precocious fruit bearing as carbohydrates are not "suck" into growing a beefier trunk.

All of the Geneva rootstock are cold hardy, fireblight resistant and collar rot resistant. 

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