Manual of Rootstocks

Controller 8®Semi-vigorous stone fruit rootstock

Used for: Peach
Developed by: University of California Davis and USDA-ARS
Country of origin: United States
Parentage: Harrow Blood x Okinawa peach

Controller 8 is compatible with peach and nectarine. It has good anchorage and requires less pruning than Nemaguard.

Controller 8 rootstock characteristics

  • Species compatibilityPeach
  • Vigour % of standard80%
  • Rootstock size classSemi-vigorous, Vigorous
  • PrecocityPrecocious
  • Support requiredFree-standing
  • DeveloperUSDA ARS, University of California Davis Plant Breeding Center
  • Country of originUnited States
  • Period of origin2000
  • PhytophthoraSome susceptibility
  • Root knot nematodeSome resistance

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