A REVIEW OF FRUIT TREE ROOTSTOCK RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Many of the rootstocks now available to growers of apples, pears, peaches, nectarines, apricots, cherries and plums are listed and described briefly. Future rootstock needs for these and other crops are anticipated. Alternatives to rootstocks are considered, in particular the opportunities for scion cultivar improvement which may be offered by the developing techniques of molecular biology. Finally, the need for a better understanding of the physiology of the effects of rootstock on scion growth and cropping is emphasized.
Webster, A.D. (1997). A REVIEW OF FRUIT TREE ROOTSTOCK RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT. Acta Hortic. 451, 53-74