Manual of Rootstocks

G.969Semi-dwarf M26 class rootstock

Used for: Apple
Developed by: Cornell University / USDA
Country of origin: United States
Parentage: Robusta 5 x M27

Trials with G.969 rootstock indicate that it is somewhat larger on the east coast of the United Staes than on the west coast. It is resistant to a variety of pests and diseases.

G.969 rootstock characteristics

  • Species compatibilityApple
  • Vigour % of standard45% - 55%
  • Rootstock size classDwarf, Semi-dwarf
  • PrecocityPrecocious
  • Support requiredFree-standing
  • Cold-hardinessCold-hardy
  • DeveloperCornell University
  • Country of originUnited States
  • Virus toleranceVery tolerant
  • Woolly aphidVery resistant
  • Fire blightVery resistant
  • Burr knotsFew
  • Collar rotSome resistance
  • Crown rotSome resistance
  • Replant complexSome susceptibility
  • Root suckersFew

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

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