Manual of Rootstocks

S-2Dwarf European pear rootstock

Used for: European pear, Quince
Developed by: Research Institute of Pomology and Ornamentals, Skierniewice
Country of origin: Poland
Introduced: 1930s

S-2 is a semi-dwarf quince rootstock for European pears from Poland.

S-2 rootstock characteristics

  • Species compatibilityEuropean pear, Quince
  • Vigour % of standard50% - 60%
  • Rootstock size classSemi-dwarf
  • Cold-hardinessCold-hardy
  • Cold hardiness (USDA)(5) -20F / -29C
  • DeveloperResearch Institute of Pomology, Skierniewice
  • Country of originPoland
  • Period of origin1900 - 1949
  • Fire blightSome susceptibility

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

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