Hardwood and softwood cutting propagation of MKR1, persimmon dwarfing rootstock©
MKR1 is a newly released rootstock for persimmon (Diospyros kaki Thunb.). In spite of dwarfism, some cultivars grafted onto it showed early fruit bearing and less physiological fruit drop (Ishimura et al., 2013). Cuttings of the persimmon were speculated to be difficult-to-root (Tao and Sugiura, 1992). However, recent studies indicated their high rooting percentages, particularly with cuttings from root-suckers (Tetsumura et al., 2000, 2001a, b, 2003). In the present studies, we showed some effective rooting treatments for the MKR1 adventitious root formation.
Hejazi, Z., Ishimura, S., Honsho, C. and Tetsumura, T. (2017). Hardwood and softwood cutting propagation of MKR1, persimmon dwarfing rootstock©. Acta Hortic. 1174, 97-112