Cherry Rootstocks

We offer several types of virus certified  cherry rootstocks used for sweet cherry production.
 
Krymsk®  6 (LC-52) is the most dwarfing of the cherry rootstock we offer  it is an easy to grow rootstock in the nursery.  Cold hardy and drought resistant.  It requires virus certified budwood and graft wood.  Finished trees are suitable for ulta high density planting systems.
 
GiSelA® 5 is 20 percent larger than Krymsk® 6 (50% smaller than Mazzard).  It is cold hardy and is used in ulta high density planting systems.  Its percosity is well documented and is used extensively in Europe.  Large fruit size and firmness are obtained as long as tree training keeps a high leaf to fruit ratio.
 
Krymsk® 5 (VSL-2) is simiar in size to GiSelA® 5.  It is cold hardy, induces early cropping and is drought resistant.  It requires virus certified budwood and graft wood.
 
GiSelA® 6 is  30 percent larger than GiSelA®5 (20 percent smaller than Mazzard).  It has performed well in BC and Washington as a dwarfing cherry rootstock and under drought conditions provided irrigation is managed well.  It induces early cropping, is winter hardy and is used etensively in Europe on self fertile varieties like Sweetheart.  Large fruit size and firmness are obtained as long as tree training keeps a high leaf to fruit ratio.
 
Mazzard is the standard sized rootstock used in British Columbia.  it provides a free standing tree.  It is cold hardy and drought resistant.  it does not induce early cropping and is not recommended for non-self fertile varieiteis and varieties that are slow to come into bearing.