Manual of Rootstocks

PIKU 4®Semi-vigorous cherry rootstock

Used for: Sweet cherry
Developed by: Pillnitz Research Station
Country of origin: Germany
Introduced: 2002
Parentage: Prunus cerasus x (Prunus nipponica x Prunus sargentii)

PIKU 4 induces earlier fruiting of sweet cherry scions compared to ‘Mazzard’ with very good productivity.

PIKU 4 rootstock characteristics

  • Species compatibilitySweet cherry
  • Vigour % of standard50% - 60%
  • Rootstock size classSemi-dwarf
  • PrecocityPrecocious
  • Support requiredTemporary 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'.

Rootstocks you viewed