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Apple Rootstocks

Information about Apple Rootstocks including detailed description of growing characteristics

Apple TreeChoosing the right apple tree for the right place is of utmost importance to avoid disappointment especially when growing top fruit trees. There are many sizes and forms available to suit every situation and how large a tree grows and it's form is mainly determined by the rootstock onto which the cultivar is grafted.

 

The chart below shows a selection of apple rootstocks available together with details of their characteristics including detailed information including height, spread, planting distances, suitable forms and expected yields.

 

M27 Rootstock  - Very Dwarfing

Mature height 
Spread
Planting distance
Mature yield
Suitable forms

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 4-6ft (1.2-1.8m)
5ft (1.5m)
4-5 ft (1.2-1.5m) apart,   6ft (1.8m) between rows
10-15lb (4.5-7kg)
Dwarf pyramid,  Step-over, Containers

 

M9 Rootstock  -  Dwarfing

Mature height 
Spread
Planting distance
Mature yield
Suitable forms

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6-8ft (1.8-2.4m)
9ft (2.7m)
8-10ft (2.4-3m) apart, 12ft (3.6m) between rows
15-50lb (4.5-23kg)
Bush,  Pyramid, Cordon, Containers

 

P2 Rootstock  -  Dwarfing

Mature height 
Spread
Planting distance
Mature yield
Suitable forms

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6-8ft (1.8-2.4m)
9ft (2.7m)
8-10ft (2.4-3m) apart, 12ft (3.6m) between rows
15-50lb (4.5-23kg)
Bush,  Pyramid, Cordon, Containers

 

M26 Rootstock  -  Semi-Dwarfing

Mature height 
Spread
Planting distance
Mature yield
Suitable forms

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8-10ft (2.4-3m)

12ft (3.6m)

8-12ft (2.4-3.6m) apart, 15ft (4.5m) between rows

30-80lb (13.5-36kg)

Bush, Pyramid,  Cordon, Espalier, Containers

 

M106 Rootstock  - Semi-vigorous

Mature height 
Spread
Planting distance
Mature yield
Suitable forms

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10-13ft (3-4m)

13ft (4m)

12ft (3.6m) apart, 15ft (4.5m) between rows

50-100lb (23-56kg)

Half standard, Bush, Cordon,  Espalier, Containers

 

MM111 Rootstock  - Vigorous

Mature height 
Spread
Planting distance
Mature yield
Suitable forms

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13-15ft (4-4.5m)
15ft (4.5m)
15ft (4.5m) apart, 20ft (6m) between rows
100-400lb (45-180kg)
Standard, Half Standard, Large Espalier

M25 Rootstock  - Semi-vigorous

Mature height 
Spread
Planting distance
Mature yield
Suitable forms

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Over15ft (4.5m)
20ft (6m)
20ft (6m) apart, 25ft (7.5m) between rows
200-400lb (90-180kg)
Standard

 

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