Manual of Rootstocks

Gisela® 6®Semi-vigorous cherry rootstock

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

'Gisela® 6’ has medium-high vigor and produces a slightly larger tree than ‘Gisela® 5’, Trees are open and spreading with good branching. Although it prefers fertile soil, it is much less fussy than ‘Gisela® 5’ about soil conditions, even heavy soils; but good drainage is essential.

Gisela® 6 rootstock characteristics

  • Species compatibilitySweet cherry, Sour cherry
  • Vigour % of standard60% - 90%
  • Rootstock size classSemi-vigorous
  • PrecocityPrecocious
  • Support requiredTemporary support
  • Cold-hardinessCold-hardy
  • DeveloperGisela Inc.
  • Country of originGermany
  • PhytophthoraSome susceptibility
  • Bacterial cankerSome susceptibility
  • Honey / Oak root fungusSome susceptibility
  • Crown GallSome resistance
  • 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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