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  • From: david liezen <>
  • To: North American Fruit Explorers <>
  • Subject: Re: [nafex] apple rootstocks
  • Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2013 03:19:55 +0000

Unless you have really little (low vigor) varieties on those roots (Court
Pendu Plat, D'Arcy Spice and Honeycrisp come to mind first), that does not
sound like MM111, which is not noted for suckering. M7 is notorious for
suckering, and doesn't do well in drought conditions. Makes one wonder.

Dave Liezen, E. WA, where Bud 9, Bud 118, Geneva30 and M26 have done well,
and M7 suckered big time.

> From:
> To:
> Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2013 13:48:08 +0000
> Subject: Re: [nafex] apple rootstocks
> Thanks, all, for the advice & ideas. My MM111s are sturdy & drought
> tolerant, but I have 10 year old grafts which I can touch the tops of. I'm
> 5'3". Most exasperating is that they want to grow vigorously from below the
> graft, no matter the topwork variety. Also, the topwork often grows at an
> angle. I would like to blame this on graft method but no other rootstock
> does this for me.
> If this sounds like another rootstock mis-labelled as 111, do let me know.
> ----------------------------------------
>> Date: Sat, 16 Nov 2013 16:33:09 -0500
>> From: alandhaigh
>> To: nafex
>> Subject: [nafex] apple rootstocks
>> As a nurseryman who markets in bearing age fruit trees I strongly favor
>> M111 rootstocks. I am also a dry tree farmer with a sandy silt soil that
>> doesn't hold a lot of water, but my trees go into a vast range of soils
>> where I often end up managing them for the homeowners that hire me...
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