Rootstocks

Virtually no fruit trees nowadays are grown on there own roots, but are grafted/budded onto a rootstock. This will then control the eventual size of the tree, although there are other factors to bear in mind that also affect tree growth. These include, variety, soil type and depth, location, and of course how the tree is trained and pruned. Therefore the following information can only be used as a guide.

Apple MM 106 semi vigorous 12-18 feet Bush, Half standard, Standard if variety is vigorous, and Fans etc.
MM25 vigorous 15 feet + Half standard and Standard.
Pear Quince A semi vigorous 12-18 feet Bush, Half standard and Fans etc.
Pyro Dwarf Vigorous 12 feet + Half standard and Standard.
Pyrus Communis very vigorous 15 feet + Half standard and Standard.
Cherry Colt semi vigorous 12-18 feet Bush, Half standard, Standard if variety is vigorous, and Fans etc.
Plum St Julien A semi vigorous 12-18 feet Bush, Half standard, Standard if variety is vigorous, and Fans etc.
Brompton vigorous 15 feet + Bush, Half standard, and Standard.
Myrobalan vigorous 15 feet + Bush, Half standard, and Standard.

Root stocks planted out ready for budding in Late July / early August

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