[NAFEX] Another rootstock question

Ed Fackler rocmdw at aye.net
Thu Jun 13 10:38:13 EDT 2002


     While I don't know where you've seen this information, I can tell you
that it is not so, or atleast is not visable to my eyes.
     The only stock which I BELIEVE to influence branch angle is MM106.  A
friend (John Creech of KY) told me of this character and I proceeded to make
up around 100 interstems using M9 on MM106 with Gala on top.  Over the
years, this was the finest producing row of Gala we had here, both in
quantity and in quality of fruit, and ease of management of limbs.
      Re: bradford or cally seedlings under pears, I've had many of them
here, mostly (but not all) on various asian varieties and can't tell the
difference in branch angle.  However, cally does winter injure easily given
that it is so lowchill and wants to grow when we have midwinter warmups.

----- Original Message -----
From: <jhecksel at voyager.net>
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Sent: Thursday, June 13, 2002 10:17 AM
Subject: [NAFEX] Another rootstock question

> Hi all:
> Another rootstock question.
> The standard rootstock description for MM111 is "...wide branch angles
> on the scion variety...."
> How strong of an influence does the rootstock have on the branch angle
> of the scion variety?  What is the mechanism?  Are the narrow branch
> angles of Bradford seedlings transmitted to scion variety of pears?
> Best regards, Joe
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