Manual of Rootstocks

HalfordStandard stone fruit rootstock

Used for: Peach
Country of origin: United States
Introduced: 1920s
Parentage: Prunus persica seedling

Halford is a traditional standard peach rootstock, in use since the 1920s in California.

Halford rootstock characteristics

  • Species compatibilityPeach
  • Vigour % of standard100%
  • Rootstock size classStandard
  • Support requiredFree-standing
  • Cold-hardinessCold-hardy
  • Country of originUnited States
  • Period of origin1900 - 1949
  • Bacterial cankerSome resistance
  • Dagger nematodeSome susceptibility
  • Root knot nematodeSome resistance, Some susceptibility
  • Ring nematodeSome susceptibility
  • Root lesion nematodeSome resistance
  • Honey / Oak root fungusSome susceptibility
  • PTSLSome resistance
  • Crown GallSome susceptibility
  • Crown rotSome susceptibility
  • Root suckersFew
  • 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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