Manual of Rootstocks

Bud 491Very-dwarf apple rootstock

Used for: Apple
Developed by: Michurinsk State Agrarian University, Russia
Country of origin: Russia

‘B.491’ was evaluated in the NC-140 1994 rootstock trial at 18 locations with the scion cultivar ‘Gala’. At most locations tree survival was good and was only 30%-50% as large as ‘B.9’ and yield efficiency was often slightly lower than trees on ‘B.9’.” 32

Bud 491 rootstock characteristics

  • Species compatibilityApple
  • Vigour % of standard20%
  • Rootstock size classVery dwarf
  • Support requiredPermanent support
  • Cold-hardinessCold-hardy
  • Cold hardiness (USDA)(4) -30F / -34C
  • DeveloperMichurinsk State Agrarian University
  • Country of originRussia
  • Woolly aphidSome susceptibility
  • Burr knotsFew
  • Collar rotVery 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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