ACHIEVEMENTS AND PROSPECTS REGARDING VEGETATIVE ROOTSTOCKS BREEDING AT THE RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR FRUIT GROWING PITESTI, ROMANIA
In the late 1970s at the Research Institute for Fruit Growing Pitesti, a programme was scheduled for obtaining vegetative rootstocks for fruit species. The main objectives focused on: low vigor, good rooting ability versus propagation methods, resistance and/ or tolerance to pests and diseases, good grafting compat-ibility with cultivars, good influence for coming into bearing, constant yielding and fruit qualities, adaptability to the wide range of Romanias climatic and soil conditions. As a result, were released some new vegetative rootstocks for peaches, cherries and for apricot. There are also under study some promising elites.
Mazilu, C., Dutu, I., Mladin, GH., Ancu, S., Coman, M., Rovină, A. and Plopa, C. (2013). ACHIEVEMENTS AND PROSPECTS REGARDING VEGETATIVE ROOTSTOCKS BREEDING AT THE RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR FRUIT GROWING PITESTI, ROMANIA. Acta Hortic. 981, 407-411
vigour, rooting ability, graft, compatibility, open pollination, precocity