Manual of Rootstocks

MyrobalanVigorous stone fruit rootstock

Used for: European plum, Japanese plum, Mirabelle, Cherry plum, Damson
Parentage: Prunus cerasifera seedling

Myrobalan is Prunus cerasifera seedling which can be used as a standard rootstock for plums.

Myrobalan rootstock characteristics

  • Species compatibilityEuropean plum, Japanese plum, Mirabelle, Cherry plum, Damson
  • Vigour % of standard100%
  • Rootstock size classVigorous
  • Support requiredFree-standing
  • Bacterial cankerSome resistance, Some susceptibility
  • Root knot nematodeSome susceptibility
  • Root lesion nematodeSome susceptibility
  • Honey / Oak root fungusSome susceptibility
  • Crown GallSome resistance, Some susceptibility
  • Crown rotSome resistance
  • Replant complexSome tolerance
  • Root suckersFew
  • Plum BrownlineSome susceptibility
  • Plum pox virus / SharkaVery susceptible

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

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