Manual of Rootstocks

M8Dwarf M9 class rootstock

Used for: Apple
Developed by: East Malling Research Station
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Introduced: 1912

M.8 is smaller than ‘M.9’ but its roots are not as brittle. It needs ssupport and is about as hardy as ‘Alnarp 2’.

M8 rootstock characteristics

  • Species compatibilityApple
  • Vigour % of standard30%
  • Rootstock size classDwarf
  • Support requiredPermanent support
  • DeveloperEast Malling Research Station
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1900 - 1949

Find our more about this rootstock in the 'Manual of Worldwide Temperate Zone Fruit and Nut Tree Rootstocks'.

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