Manual of Rootstocks

M26Semi-dwarf M26 class rootstock

Used for: Apple
Developed by: East Malling Research Station
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Introduced: 1959
Parentage: M16 x M9

M.26 rootstock varies in vigor depending on location. It is not as productive as some of the M.9 clones.

M26 rootstock characteristics

  • Species compatibilityApple
  • Vigour % of standard40% - 55%
  • Rootstock size classSemi-dwarf
  • PrecocityPrecocious
  • Support requiredTemporary support
  • DeveloperEast Malling Research Station
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Virus toleranceSome susceptibility
  • Fire blightVery susceptible
  • Collar rotSome resistance, Some susceptibility
  • Crown GallSome susceptibility
  • Crown rotSome resistance, Some susceptibility
  • Replant complexVery susceptible
  • Root suckersFew

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

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