Manual of Rootstocks

D6Vigorous European pear rootstock

Used for: European pear, Asian pear
Country of origin: Australia, China
Parentage: Pyrus calleryana seedling

D6 is a common rootstock in Australia that is vigorous and crops heavily producing large, high quality fruit, but it is slower to bear, especially if pruned hard in the early years.

D6 rootstock characteristics

  • Species compatibilityEuropean pear, Asian pear
  • Vigour % of standard90% - 100%
  • Rootstock size classVigorous, Standard
  • PrecocitySlow to start bearing
  • Support requiredFree-standing
  • Country of originAustralia, China
  • Period of origin1900 - 1949
  • Woolly aphidSome resistance
  • Fire blightSome resistance
  • Powdery mildewSome resistance
  • Collar rotSome 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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