Manual of Rootstocks

MM106Semi-vigorous apple rootstock

Used for: Apple
Developed by: East Malling Research Station and John Innes Institute
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Introduced: 1930s
Parentage: M1 x Northern Spy

MM.106 This well-anchored, drought-tolerant rootstock does well in loam or sandy loam soil. Needs good drainage. Can bear heavily.

MM106 rootstock characteristics

  • Species compatibilityApple
  • Vigour % of standard65% - 80%
  • Rootstock size classSemi-vigorous
  • Support requiredTemporary support
  • Cold-hardinessCold-hardy
  • DeveloperJohn Innes Horticultural Institute, East Malling Research Station
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1900 - 1949
  • Woolly aphidSome resistance
  • Fire blightSome susceptibility
  • Powdery mildewSome susceptibility
  • Burr knotsSome
  • Collar rotSome susceptibility
  • Crown GallVery susceptible
  • Crown rotSome 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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