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Cherry Rootstocks


 

Rootstock◊ Dwarf Status Productivity/
Yield
Precocity

Diseases Resistance

Anchorage Adaptability to different soil types Hardy Suckering
Colt Semi-dwarf Medium No Resistant to bacterial canker. Susceptible to crown gall Good Good, but need drainage No None
Gisela 5 Semi-dwarf Medium Yes   Fair to good Does well in heavy soils Hardy low
Gisela 6 Semi-dwarf High Yes   Fair Good, but need drainage   Very low
Gisela 12 Semi-dwarf High Yes   Good Wide range of soils   Very Low
Krymsk 5 Semi-dwarf Medium Yes Susceptible to Prunus ringspot and prunus dwarf virus Good Wide range Hardy Low to moderate
Krymsk 6 Semi-dwarf High Yes Susceptible to Prunus ringspot and prunus dwarf virus Good Heavy soils Hardy Low to moderate
Mahaleb Standard High Slight Resistant to crown gall, bacterial canker, and nematodes Good Wide range, but doesn't like wet soils Hardy None
Mazzard Standard High No Resistant to root-knot nematodes and oak-root fungus  Good Yes, but need like good drainage Hardy Low