Manual of Rootstocks

MahalebStandard cherry rootstock

Used for: Sweet cherry, Sour cherry

Mahaleb’ is best suited to deep, well-drained loams and sands as well as the calcareous soils typical of Spain and southern Italy.

Mahaleb rootstock characteristics

  • Species compatibilitySweet cherry, Sour cherry
  • Vigour % of standard100%
  • Rootstock size classStandard
  • Support requiredFree-standing
  • Cold-hardinessCold-hardy
  • Cold hardiness (USDA)(4) -30F / -34C
  • PhytophthoraVery susceptible
  • Bacterial cankerSome susceptibility
  • Root knot nematodeSome resistance, Some susceptibility
  • Root lesion nematodeSome 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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