Manual of Rootstocks

PixySemi-dwarf stone fruit rootstock

Used for: European plum, Mirabelle, Damson
Developed by: East Malling Research Center
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Introduced: 1977
Parentage: St. Julien d'Orleans seedling

Pixy is a plum rootstock that requires support for the first four to five years. It can be grown as a hedge.

Pixy rootstock characteristics

  • Species compatibilityEuropean plum, Mirabelle, Damson
  • Vigour % of standard50%
  • Rootstock size classSemi-dwarf
  • PrecocityPrecocious
  • Support requiredTemporary support
  • DeveloperEast Malling Research Station
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Bacterial cankerSome resistance
  • Root suckersSome

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

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