Manual of Rootstocks

LovellStandard stone fruit rootstock

Used for: European plum, Japanese plum, Apricot, Peach, Almond
Developed by: Winters, California
Country of origin: United States
Introduced: 1892
Parentage: Peach seedling

Lovell is the traditional benchmark rootstock for peaches and plums, and also compatible with almonds and apricots. It was introduced in California in the 1890s.

Lovell rootstock characteristics

  • Species compatibilityEuropean plum, Japanese plum, Apricot, Peach, Almond
  • Vigour % of standard100%
  • Rootstock size classStandard
  • PrecocityPrecocious
  • Support requiredFree-standing
  • Cold-hardinessCold-hardy
  • Country of originUnited States
  • Period of origin1850 - 1899
  • Bacterial cankerSome susceptibility
  • Dagger nematodeSome susceptibility
  • Root knot nematodeSome susceptibility
  • Ring nematodeSome susceptibility
  • Root lesion nematodeSome susceptibility
  • Honey / Oak root fungusSome susceptibility
  • PTSLSome resistance
  • Crown GallSome susceptibility
  • Crown rotSome susceptibility
  • Replant complexSome tolerance
  • Root suckersFew
  • Plum BrownlineSome susceptibility
  • Verticillium Wilt (Blackheart)Very susceptible

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

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