Manual of Rootstocks

MazzardStandard cherry rootstock

Used for: Sweet cherry
Country of origin: United Kingdom

Growers in the Pacific Northwest have long planted ‘Mazzard’ rootstock. It is well adapted to Pacific Northwest soils and cold hardy to -300F. In addition, due to its high vigor and moderate productivity, premium fruit quality can be obtained with only moderate inputs in pruning and management

Mazzard rootstock characteristics

  • Species compatibilitySweet cherry
  • Vigour % of standard100%
  • Rootstock size classStandard
  • Support requiredFree-standing
  • Cold-hardinessCold-hardy
  • Cold hardiness (USDA)(4) -30F / -34C
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • 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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