Manual of Rootstocks

NickelsStandard stone fruit rootstock

Used for: Apricot, Peach, Almond
Developed by: University of California Davis
Country of origin: United States
Introduced: 2000
Parentage: Prunus dulcis x Nemaguard

Nickels is a standard rootstock for peach, almond, and apricot, derived from Nemaguard.

Nickels rootstock characteristics

  • Species compatibilityApricot, Peach, Almond
  • Vigour % of standard100% - 105%
  • Rootstock size classStandard
  • Support requiredFree-standing
  • Chill requirementLow-chill
  • DeveloperUniversity of California Davis Plant Breeding Center
  • Country of originUnited States
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • PhytophthoraVery susceptible
  • Bacterial cankerSome susceptibility
  • Root knot nematodeSome resistance
  • Ring nematodeSome susceptibility
  • Root lesion nematodeSome susceptibility
  • Honey / Oak root fungusVery susceptible
  • Crown GallSome susceptibility
  • Root suckersNone

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

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