Manual of Rootstocks

PerformerTMSemi-vigorous cherry rootstock

Used for: Sweet cherry
Developed by: University of California Davis Plant Breeding Center
Country of origin: United States
Introduced: 2001

Performer induces slightly earlier fruiting of sweet cherry scions compared to ‘Mahaleb’ seedling. It has good productivity, increased yield efficiency, precocity, and earlier high yields with ‘Bing’. It's fruit size is comparable or greater than standard ‘Mahaleb’.

Performer rootstock characteristics

  • Species compatibilitySweet cherry
  • Vigour % of standard70%
  • Rootstock size classSemi-vigorous
  • PrecocityPrecocious
  • Support requiredFree-standing
  • DeveloperUniversity of California Davis Plant Breeding Center
  • Country of originUnited States
  • Period of origin2000
  • PhytophthoraVery resistant
  • Crown GallSome resistance
  • Root suckersFew

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

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