Horticulture Research Station

Sixth Year Performance of Honeycrisp Grafted on 31 Dwarfing Rootstocks of the NC-140Regional Apple Rootstock Trial

Authors: Glen Rippke (Iowa State University) , Diana Cochran (Iowa State University) , Lynn Schroeder (Iowa State University)

  • Sixth Year Performance of Honeycrisp Grafted on 31 Dwarfing Rootstocks of the NC-140Regional Apple Rootstock Trial

    Horticulture Research Station

    Sixth Year Performance of Honeycrisp Grafted on 31 Dwarfing Rootstocks of the NC-140Regional Apple Rootstock Trial

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Abstract

Introduction Dwarfing rootstocks have the potential to increase profitability of tree-fruit growers by providing smaller trees suitable for high density plantings. Although the initial installation cost can be 10 to 30 times more than lower-density plantings, the long-range returns can far exceed the traditional plantings. However, to be viable as a commercial rootstock, dwarfing rootstocks must be adapted to a range of agro-climatic conditions, moderately disease resistant, high yielding, and produce quality fruit.

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Rippke, G., Cochran, D. & Schroeder, L., (2016) “Sixth Year Performance of Honeycrisp Grafted on 31 Dwarfing Rootstocks of the NC-140Regional Apple Rootstock Trial”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2015(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2016
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