Manual of Rootstocks

Gisela 5®Semi-dwarf cherry rootstock

Used for: Sweet cherry, Sour cherry
Developed by: Gisela Inc
Country of origin: Germany
Parentage: Prunus cerasus x Prunus canescens

‘Gisela® 5’ produces a tree about 3m tall after five years or so; roughly equivalent to the apple ‘M.26’ rootstock. ‘Gisela® 5’ produces trees that are open and spreading with wide branch angles, but branching may be sparse.

Gisela 5 rootstock characteristics

  • Species compatibilitySweet cherry, Sour cherry
  • Vigour % of standard50%
  • Rootstock size classSemi-dwarf
  • PrecocityPrecocious
  • Support requiredPermanent support
  • DeveloperGisela Inc.
  • Country of originGermany
  • Period of origin2000
  • PhytophthoraSome susceptibility
  • Bacterial cankerSome susceptibility
  • Honey / Oak root fungusSome susceptibility
  • Crown GallSome susceptibility
  • Replant complexSome susceptibility
  • Root suckersFew

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

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