[NAFEX] Sweet Cherry Rootstocks: Zaiger & Gisella-6 - questions on dwarfing

Chris Garriss cgarriss at garriss.net
Sun Apr 24 18:33:34 EDT 2011


I'm curious, I've seen very little onr the list related to Krymsk
rootstocks.  Is it that they are too new; too hard to find; or,
unsatisfactory?

I'd be interested to hear any comments.

Chris
On Apr 24, 2011 5:14 PM, "david liezen" <chandos49 at hotmail.com> wrote:
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> Given the combination of scion to rootstock, they may top out within a few
feet of each other in terms of height and breadth. You will still need to
open up some space for light and air most summers - that is the case with my
English Morello sour cherry on Gisela 5, which might get to be 9 feet tall.
Quite small as cherries go.
> I'd expect your trees to top out 12-14,' but that depends on several
factors.
> Enjoy,
> Dave Liezen
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>> Subject: [NAFEX] Sweet Cherry Rootstocks: Zaiger & Gisella-6 - questions
on dwarfing
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>> I have a sweet cherry cv. 'Lapins' on Gisella-6 dwarfing rootstock and a
sweet cherry cv. 'Rainer' on Zaiger. Northeast; New Jersey.
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>> If left unpruned, what is the potential size (height/width) of these
trees. Unfortunately, they are two differing cultivars of two different
characteristics of vigor themselves, so that adds to the uncertainty
additionally.
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>> I feel that, despite what is frequently advertised by some nurseries,
they will not just stop at 12' if unpruned; and that they will yet never get
to 70' like a P. avium seedling on its own P. avium roots.
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>> Thanks,
>> Steve
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>> Zone 6b/7a; New Jersey
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