Manual of Rootstocks

Saint Lucie 64Vigorous cherry rootstock

Used for: Sweet cherry
Developed by: INRA
Country of origin: France
Parentage: Prunus mahaleb

This is the best rootstock for semi-arid areas as characterized by high evaporative demand and low water availability for irrigation along with good fruit size.

Saint Lucie 64 rootstock characteristics

  • Species compatibilitySweet cherry
  • Vigour % of standard80% - 100%
  • Rootstock size classVigorous
  • Support requiredFree-standing
  • Cold-hardinessCold-hardy
  • Cold hardiness (USDA)(4) -30F / -34C
  • DeveloperINRA
  • Country of originFrance
  • PhytophthoraVery susceptible
  • Bacterial cankerSome resistance
  • Root knot nematodeSome resistance
  • Ring nematodeSome resistance
  • Root lesion nematodeSome resistance
  • Honey / Oak root fungusSome susceptibility
  • Collar rotSome susceptibility
  • Crown GallSome resistance
  • Crown rotSome susceptibility
  • Replant complexSome susceptibility
  • Verticillium Wilt (Blackheart)Some susceptibility

Find our more about this rootstock in the 'Manual of Worldwide Temperate Zone Fruit and Nut Tree Rootstocks'.

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