Manual of Rootstocks

Alnarp 2Semi-dwarf M7 class rootstock

Used for: Apple
Developed by: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden
Country of origin: Sweden
Introduced: 1930s

A trial rootstock comparison planting in 1939, using ‘M.9 EMLA’, ‘M.4 EMLA’ and ‘M.13 EMLA’, showed after 10 years that all varieties on ‘Alnarp 2’ were larger than on any of the Malling stocks.

Alnarp 2 rootstock characteristics

  • Species compatibilityApple
  • Vigour % of standard50% - 55%
  • Rootstock size classSemi-dwarf
  • PrecocityPrecocious
  • Support requiredTemporary support
  • Cold-hardinessCold-hardy
  • DeveloperSwedish University of Agricultural Sciences
  • Country of originSweden
  • Period of origin1900 - 1949
  • Woolly aphidSome susceptibility
  • PhytophthoraSome susceptibility
  • Fire blightSome susceptibility
  • Collar rotSome susceptibility

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

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