Manual of Rootstocks

M2Vigorous apple rootstock

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

M.2 produces a tree that is strong, crops well and does not have collar rot problems. It is tolerant of poor ground, dry and infertile soil with poor tolerance to waterlogged soil.

M2 rootstock characteristics

  • Species compatibilityApple
  • Vigour % of standard80% - 90%
  • Rootstock size classVigorous
  • Support requiredTemporary support
  • Cold-hardinessCold-hardy
  • DeveloperEast Malling Research Station
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1900 - 1949
  • Woolly aphidSome resistance
  • PhytophthoraSome resistance, Some susceptibility
  • Fire blightSome resistance
  • Powdery mildewSome resistance
  • Collar rotSome resistance

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

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