Manual of Rootstocks

VikingStandard stone fruit rootstock

Used for: European plum, Japanese plum, Peach
Developed by: Zaiger Genetics
Country of origin: United States
Parentage: (Jordanolo almond x Prunus blireiana) x (Prunus cerasifera ‘Atropurpurea’ x Prunus mume)

Viking is a standard-class rootstock for peaches and plums. It is a complex hybrid of several Prunus species.

Viking rootstock characteristics

  • Species compatibilityEuropean plum, Japanese plum, Peach
  • Vigour % of standard110%
  • Rootstock size classStandard
  • Support requiredFree-standing
  • DeveloperZaiger Genetics
  • Country of originUnited States
  • Bacterial cankerSome susceptibility
  • Root knot nematodeVery resistant
  • Ring nematodeSome resistance
  • Root lesion nematodeSome susceptibility
  • Honey / Oak root fungusSome susceptibility
  • Crown GallSome susceptibility
  • Root suckersFew
  • Plum pox virus / SharkaVery susceptible
  • Verticillium Wilt (Blackheart)Some susceptibility

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

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