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Gisela 6 cherry rootstocks

Prunus cerasus x canescens

Gisela 6 is a new semi-vigorous rootstock for sweet and acid cherries.

Gisela 6 produces a slightly larger tree than Gisela 5, roughly equivalent to the apple MM106 rootstock, and similar or slightly smaller than the popular Colt cherry rootstock.

The main advantage over Gisela 5 is that it is much less fussy about soil conditions, and in most situations it produces a free-standing tree which does not need support - however in very light soils and / or exposed windy situations you might need to consider staking.

A typical commercial planting density would be 700 - 1200 trees per hectare. For the garden or small orchard allow 3m-4m between trees.

Gisela 6 is a precocious rootstock, and trees are likely to start fruiting within 2-3 years.

In terms of climate suitability it is cold-hardy and suitable for use throughout Europe. However commercially Gisela 6 is mainly used in hot climate cherry-producing regions such as the USA west coast and Chile.

Overall Gisela 6 is arguably a better choice for the home orchard than Gisela 5, as the extra vigour means less expertise in tree management is required in order to get good crops.

Gisela 6 cherry rootstocks for sale

Please order by January for delivery in February - March. If you wish to order a large number of rootstocks please contact us.

  • Gisela 6 rootstocks (each) 8.00€
Delivery countries
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Slovakia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
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Gisela 6 characteristics

  • Disease resistanceAverage
  • Bacterial cankerSome susceptibility
  • Country of originGermany