Manual of Rootstocks

Quince ASemi-dwarf European pear rootstock

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

Derived from the Angers quince, Quince A is one of the first semi-dwarf rootstocks available for pears, developed at East Malling Research Station.

Quince A rootstock characteristics

  • Species compatibilityEuropean pear, Quince, Medlar
  • Vigour % of standard45% - 55%
  • Rootstock size classSemi-dwarf
  • Support requiredTemporary support
  • DeveloperEast Malling Research Station
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1900 - 1949
  • Woolly aphidSome resistance
  • PhytophthoraVery susceptible
  • Fire blightSome susceptibility
  • Powdery mildewSome resistance
  • Root lesion nematodeSome resistance
  • Collar rotSome resistance
  • Crown GallSome resistance
  • Root suckersMany

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

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