EVALUATION OF ROOTSTOCKS FOR PEACH IN NURSERY AND ORCHARD TRIALS
Research carried out at the Research Station for Fruit Growing Constanta, Romania, studied the behaviour in the nursery and orchard trials of five rootstocks obtained in the breeding programme: three candidates Tomis 39, Tomis 28 and T16, were already registered, and two, H.CT. 83. 07. 024 and H.CT. 83. 07. 005, were new hybrid selections. These rootstocks were evaluated in the nursery, by grafting 8 scion cultivars: Cora, ARK 134, Stark Delicious and Anemona (nectarines), Redhaven and Raluca (peaches), Stark Saturn and Filip (flat peaches). Rootstocks grafted with Redhaven peach cultivar were studied in the orchard. A grafting trial in the nursery resulted in trees with different vigour, depending on either the rootstock or cultivar. All rootstocks showed excellent compatibility with all peach cultivars tested. All rootstocks performed well in the orchard, showing good compatibility and high yields.
Indreias, A., Dumitru, L.M. and Baciu, A.A. (2013). EVALUATION OF ROOTSTOCKS FOR PEACH IN NURSERY AND ORCHARD TRIALS. Acta Hortic. 976, 133-139
peach rootstock, breeding, intra- and inter-specific hybrid