Rootstocks


Features and Publications

sweet cherry rootstocks for the pacific northwest

Sweet Cherry Rootstocks for the Pacific Northwest

Lynn E. Long and Clive Kaiser

PNW 619, Published September 2010

Over the past few decades, several new rootstocks have gained prominence, offering important attributes lacking in the widely-used 'Mazzard'. Many of these new semi-dwarfing rootstocks, although reducing tree vigor, may impart some disease resistance, induce precocity, and enable growers to harvest premium-quality fruit from high-density orchards. This publication presents the current level of understanding of the majority of cherry rootstocks and links it to their performance in the PNW.

cherry rootstocks for the modern orchard

Cherry Rootstocks for the Modern Orchard

Lynn E. Long, Linda J. Brewer and Clive Kaiser

Presented at the 57th Annual IFTA Conference, February 2014, in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

the steep leader training systems for cherries

The Steep Leader Training System for Cherries

Lynn E. Long, Linda J. Brewer and Clive Kaiser

Presented at the 57th Annual IFTA Conference, February 2014, in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

 


Other Resources

So Many Cherry Rootstocks
Lynn E. Long, Good Fruit Grower Magazine (April 1, 2009)

Choosing the Right Cherry Rootstock
Lynn E. Long, Good Fruit Grower Magazine (April 15, 2009)

Sweet Cherry Rootstock Traits
Lynn E. Long, Good Fruit Grower Magazine (May 1, 2009)

Developments in High Density Cherries in the USA
L.E. Long, T. Facteau, R. Nuñez-Elisea & H. Cahn (2005). ACTA Hort (667) pp. 303-310

Alternatives to Mazzard
Lynn E. Long, Good Fruit Grower Magazine (May 15, 2004)

The Roots of Cherry Growers' Futures: Working with Weiroot
Lynn E. Long, Western Fruit Grower, 118 (4) 

Colt Rootstock May be Answer for Cherry Replant Disease
Lynn E. Long, Good Fruit Grower Magazine, 46 (4)