Manual of Rootstocks

PIKU 3®Vigorous cherry rootstock

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

The most important advantages of this vigorous rootstock are regularly high yields over many years. It is well-anchored, with a few suckers.

PIKU 3 rootstock characteristics

  • Species compatibilitySweet cherry
  • Vigour % of standard80% - 100%
  • Rootstock size classVigorous
  • Support requiredFree-standing
  • 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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