Manual of Rootstocks

Quince CDwarf European pear rootstock

Used for: European pear, Quince
Developed by: East Malling Research Center
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Introduced: 1920s

One of the most widely used dwarfing rootstocks for European pears, Quince C was developed at the East Malling Research Station, and is the benchmark for its size class.

Quince C rootstock characteristics

  • Species compatibilityEuropean pear, Quince
  • Vigour % of standard35% - 50%
  • Rootstock size classSemi-dwarf
  • PrecocityPrecocious
  • Support requiredPermanent support
  • Cold-hardinessCold-hardy
  • DeveloperEast Malling Research Station
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1900 - 1949
  • Woolly aphidSome resistance
  • Fire blightSome susceptibility
  • Powdery mildewSome resistance
  • Root lesion nematodeSome resistance
  • Crown GallSome resistance

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

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