Manual of Rootstocks

Mazzard F12/1Standard cherry rootstock

Used for: Sweet cherry
Developed by: East Malling Research Station
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Introduced: 1924
Parentage: Mazzard

‘Mazzard F.12/1’ is compatible with many sweet and sour cherries. It is moderately tolerant of wet ground, but does not tolerate extremely wet ground; moderate to good tolerance of infertile soil and grassed orchards. It can be grown under a wider range of conditions than ‘Mazzard’.

Mazzard F12/1 rootstock characteristics

  • Species compatibilitySweet cherry
  • Vigour % of standard105%
  • Rootstock size classStandard
  • Support requiredFree-standing
  • Cold-hardinessCold-hardy
  • Cold hardiness (USDA)(4) -30F / -34C
  • DeveloperEast Malling Research Station
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1900 - 1949
  • PhytophthoraSome resistance
  • Bacterial cankerSome susceptibility
  • Honey / Oak root fungusSome resistance
  • Crown GallSome 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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