Manual of Rootstocks

BromptonStandard stone fruit rootstock

Used for: European plum, Apricot, Peach
Developed by: East Malling Research Center, England
Introduced: 1950s
Parentage: Prunus cerasifera seedling

Brompton or Myrobalan B is a Prunus cerasifera clone used as a very vigorous rootstock for plum, peach, and apricot, developed at East Malling Research Station in the 1920s.

Brompton rootstock characteristics

  • Species compatibilityEuropean plum, Apricot, Peach
  • Vigour % of standard105%
  • Rootstock size classStandard
  • PrecocitySlow to start bearing
  • Support requiredFree-standing
  • Bacterial cankerSome resistance
  • Honey / Oak root fungusSome susceptibility
  • Plum pox virus / SharkaSome resistance

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

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