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Rootstocks

Rootstocks are used to control the mature height of fruit trees. The following matrix describes the main rootstocks we use.

When choosing trees for your orchard project you will also need to choose the correct rootstock. We show the likely mature height and the recommended spacing between trees. We also give an indication of the cold-hardiness or resistance to winter temperatures.

These are only general recommendations - if you are starting a new orchard project you are welcome to contact us for more advice.

Apple trees

RootstockMature heightExample spacingsCold hardy?
M92m-2.5m1m - 3m
M1163m - 3.5m3m - 3.5m
MM1114m - 5m4m - 4.5m
Bittenfelder6m - 7m5m - 7m
Antonovka6m - 7m5m - 7m

Click here to search for varieties available on these apple rootstocks.

Pear trees

RootstockMature heightExample spacingsCold hardy?
BA293m - 4m3.5m - 4m
Pyrodwarf4m - 5m4m - 5m
Kirchensaller6m +6m - 7m

Click here to search for varieties available on these pear rootstocks.

Plum trees

RootstockMature heightExample spacingsCold hardy?
Wavit3m - 3.5m3m - 4m
St. Julien A3m - 4m3.5m - 4m
Myrobalan6m +6m - 7m

Click here to search for varieties available on these plum rootstocks.

Cherry trees

RootstockMature heightExample spacingsCold hardy?
Gisela 63m - 4m3.5m - 4m
Colt4m - 5m4m
Mazzard (Alkavo)6m +6m - 7m

Click here to search for varieties available on these cherry rootstocks.

Peach trees

Peaches, nectarines, and almonds can be grafted on many plum rootstocks, particularly St. Julien A.

Rootstocks for sale

If you would like to graft your own fruit trees we can supply many of the rootstocks we use, in bundles of 5. Click here to buy.