M116 is a large semi-dwarf or small semi-vigorous rootstock compatible with all apple varieties and many crab-apples.
Please note our M116 rootstocks are not currently bio / organic. However you should be able to request a prorogation from your organic certification organisation.
Sold in bundles of 5 rootstocks.
Please order by January for delivery in February - March.
Let me know when M116 apple rootstocks are back in stock.
If you do not hear from us by March you can contact us to pre-order for next autumn.
M116 can be considered as a direct replacement for the popular MM106 semi-vigorous apple rootstock. Despite the tree being roughly 10% smaller, it is capable of producing a similar yield.
The mature height is likely to be around 3m or more in good conditions, and the tree will not need staking except in very light soils.
M116 has much better resistance to Phytophthora (collar rot) than most apple rootstocks. These fungal infections are a common disease of apple trees, and particularly prevalent in damp soils.
Trees grafted on M116 rootstock should be planted 3.5m - 4.5m apart.