Manual of Rootstocks

BaileyVigorous stone fruit rootstock

Used for: Peach
Developed by: Iowa Agricultural Experiment Station
Country of origin: United States
Introduced: 1890s

Bailey is a traditional standard rootstock for peaches, originating from Iowa in the 1890s.

Bailey rootstock characteristics

  • Species compatibilityPeach
  • Vigour % of standard80% - 90%
  • Rootstock size classVigorous
  • PrecocityPrecocious
  • Cold hardiness (USDA)(4) -30F / -34C
  • Country of originUnited States
  • Period of origin1850 - 1899
  • PhytophthoraSome susceptibility
  • Bacterial cankerSome resistance
  • Dagger nematodeSome susceptibility
  • Root knot nematodeSome susceptibility
  • Ring nematodeSome susceptibility
  • Root lesion nematodeSome resistance
  • Honey / Oak root fungusSome susceptibility
  • PTSLSome susceptibility
  • Crown GallSome susceptibility
  • 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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