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Apple rootstock

Apple rootstock

Many fruit trees are grafted onto rootstocks to influence how the scion (fruiting portion) performs with respect to height, precocity (how quickly it comes into production), hardiness and disease resistance

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VEE 3 APPLE ROOTSTOCK

Rootstock

  • Age: 1 year old tissue-cultured plant
  • Root collar: 5mm diameter minimum
  • Hardy: Yes
  • Other: Released from Vineland research Station in Ontario in the 1990s

Scion Influences

  • Height: Tree grafted onto Vee 3 will have an approximate height of 2m (6ft.)
    • Imparts a high degree of height control in scion cultivar reducing the height to about 50% of the seedling
  • Other: Show some fireblight resistance
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