Penta® Test

 Rootstocks Penta® Test Selection

Description

     
 

Synonym

Empyrean® 2 (USA)

 

Origin:

A. Nicotra and L. Moser, Istituto Spenmentale per la Frutticoltura, Rome Italy 1995 

 

Parentage:

Selection of Prunus domestica seedling c.v. imperial epineuse

 

Size compared to P Queen seedling:

Unknown under NZ conditions, but likely to be around the size of Peach Seedlings 
 

Tolerances:

Heavy wet soil, calceolarius soil, water hogging
 

Resistances:

Resistant to Verticillium dahllae, Armillarea mellea and Phytophthora cactorum 
 

Susceptibilities:

None Known 
 

Precocity:

Unknown in New Zealand 

 

Support:

Self Supporting 

   

 

 

Notes

Graft compatability excellent with peach, nectarine, apricot, plum and almond.

Anchorage is excellent with no suckering.  

Penta delays almond bloom by 5-6 days compared to GF677.  It reduces peach and nectarine vigour by 10-20%.

It has similar vigour to peach seedling (about 90%) and advances fruit maturity by several days with improved fruit colour.

Fruit size in apricot is improved over plum rootstock (Myro 29c).

Yield efficiency similar to peach seedling.

With apricot, vitour is reported to be just less than peach seedling.

  

    Test selection:  This is not an offer of sale for this rootstock.  Trees are produced to order only and a test fee applies.
     

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