[NAFEX] apple rootstocks

Richard J.Ossolinski ossoeo at verizon.net
Sun Dec 7 12:18:08 EST 2008

Thanks for your input regarding fruit size on M111.  Anyone else?
Gouldsboro, ME Zone 5 (5-6" fresh snow and still coming down)
On Dec 7, 2008, at 11:57 AM, Alan Haigh wrote:

> As far as rootstock affecting fruit size and yeald , M7 gets the 
> thumbs down on this score-  111 gets much better revues.  Although I 
> have a lot of experience with both rootstocks the relative quality and 
> quantity of the fruit in a home orchard situation doesn't seem that 
> important.  With proper pruning and thinning both perform well enough 
> but 111 sometimes takes about an extra year to bear.
> On at least 2 occasions I have read catalogues of small fruit tree 
> nurseries- Ames and Apples of Antiquity, that state a preference for 
> trees on 111 over 7.  These nurseries are on opposite sides of the 
> country and grow trees in much different 
> conditions. _______________________________________________

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