It seemed a good time to use a non productive Conference pear tree to keep some old Turkish pear varieties growing. I had 3 varieties of Turkish pears, Sheikh Serfettin, Ankara and Tacettin Usta to graft. The below are a … Continue reading
The use of rootstock is the basis for modern tree production for most fruit and nuts and ornamental's. It enables a known variety to be mass produced, by using scions or buds that are grafted onto rootstocks.
Rootstock also determines the growth rate and ultimate height. Each type of rootstock is suited for different soils and climates be it cold hardiness or wetness, and also disease and bacterial resistance.