Manual of Rootstocks

Empyrean 1Standard stone fruit rootstock

Used for: Peach, Almond
Developed by: CNR
Country of origin: Italy
Introduced: 1987
Parentage: Prunus persica x prunus davidiana

Empyrean is larger than Lovell. It works best with almonds, is compatible with peach and nectarine, some plums and some apricots.

Empyrean 1 rootstock characteristics

  • Species compatibilityPeach, Almond
  • Vigour % of standard115% - 120%
  • Rootstock size classStandard
  • Support requiredFree-standing
  • Country of originItaly
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Bacterial cankerVery susceptible
  • Root knot nematodeVery resistant
  • Ring nematodeSome resistance
  • Root lesion nematodeSome susceptibility
  • Crown GallSome susceptibility
  • Replant complexSome tolerance
  • Root suckersNone
  • Verticillium Wilt (Blackheart)Some resistance

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

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