Manual of Rootstocks

PIKU 1®Semi-vigorous cherry rootstock

Used for: Sweet cherry
Developed by: Pillnitz Research Station
Country of origin: Germany
Introduced: 2002
Parentage: Prunus avium x (Prunus canescens x Prunus tomentosa)

Recommended in Italy for semi- dwarfing rootstocks. Induces earlier fruiting of sweet cherry scions compared to ‘Mazzard’ with good, consistent cropping thereafter.

PIKU 1 rootstock characteristics

  • Species compatibilitySweet cherry
  • Vigour % of standard55% - 70%
  • Rootstock size classSemi-dwarf
  • PrecocityPrecocious
  • Support requiredPermanent support
  • Cold-hardinessCold-hardy
  • DeveloperPillnitz Research Station
  • Country of originGermany
  • Period of origin2000

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

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