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Effect of rootstocks on growth and fruiting of apple trees. III. Effect on Melrose up to five years after planting

Władysław Poniedziałek, Kazimierz Nosal, Stanisław Porębski

Department of Pomology
Faculty of Horticulture, Agricultural University
29 Listopada 54, 31-425 Kraków, Poland

Melrose apple trees on MM 106, M 26, M 9 rootstocks were planted in autumn 1986. There were no differences in the vigour of trees on different rootstocks. Only the number of shoots and height of trees were lower on M 9 than on MM 106 and M 26 rootstocks. Fruiting began in 1989 but the crop was very small. No significant differences in cumulative yield and crop efficiency were found.

Poniedziałek W., Nosal K., Porębski S., 1995. Effect of rootstocks on growth and fruiting of apple trees. III. Effect on Melrose up to five years after planting. Folia Horticulturae 7/2: 19-24.