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peer-reviewed research article

Apple rootstocks evaluated for California

authors

Warren C. Micke, UC Davis
James T. Yeager, UC Davis
Paul M. Vossen, UC Cooperative Extension Farm Advisors in Sonoma
Richard S. Bethell, UC Cooperative Extension Farm Advisors in Sonoma
John H. Footl, UC Cooperative Extension Farm Advisors in Sonoma
Ronald H. Tyler, UC Cooperative Extension Farm Advisors in Sonoma

publication information

California Agriculture 46(2):23-25. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v046n02p23. March-April 1992.

abstract

The semidwarfing rootstocks M106 and M7a usually brought apple trees into bearing earlier than did domestic seedling, formerly the major rootstock used in California. However, the more dwatfing M26 rootstock did not perform well in these studies.

author affiliations

W. C. Micke is Extension Pomologist and Staff Research Associate, respectively, Pomology Department, UC Davis. J. T. Yeager is Extension Pomologist and Staff Research Associate, respectively, Pomology Department, UC Davis. P. M. Vossen is UC Cooperative Extension Farm Advisors in Sonoma, El Dorado, San Luis Obispo and Santa Cruz counties, respectively. R. S. Bethell is UC Cooperative Extension Farm Advisors in Sonoma, El Dorado, San Luis Obispo and Santa Cruz counties, respectively. J. H. Foott is UC Cooperative Extension Farm Advisors in Sonoma, El Dorado, San Luis Obispo and Santa Cruz counties, respectively. R. H. Tyler is UC Cooperative Extension Farm Advisors in Sonoma, El Dorado, San Luis Obispo and Santa Cruz counties, respectively.

author notes

The authors acknowledge and express their appreciation to John Smith, Farm Advisor Emeritus, and the following growers: Continental Vineyards, Ed Delfino, Mann Orchards, Thomas Marshall and Santa Rosa Junior College.