Apricot Seedling

 Rootstocks Apricot Seedling

Description

     
 

Synonym:

None

 

Origin:

N/A

 

Parentage:

Prunus Armeniaca

 

Size:

Compared to G Queen seedling, is generally around 90% of peach seedling, but highly variable
 

Tolerances:

High lime content in soils (Variable)
 

Resistances:

Resistant to Crown Gall, root knot nematode, saline soils; quite resistant to bacterial canker but less than Peach Seedling (best).
 

Susceptibilities:

Root ring nematode, verticillium wilt, very susceptible to Armillarea Mellea; Susceptible to high water tables in summer (death);

susceptible to viruses especially chlorotic leaf spot virus.

 

Precocity:

Variable depending on vigour

 

Support:

Self Supporting 

 

 

 

 

Notes

At first glance Apricot Seedlings look a good rootstock, but it has some critical faults.  

Variable growth and compatability depending on seed source and scion variety, plus a number of critical fungal and varial susceptibilities make its use questionable in New Zealand.

     
     

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