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Malling 106 Semi-Dwarf/Standard Rootstock

Malus rootstock 'EMLA 106 clonal rootstock'
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EMLA 106 (60-70%) rootstock is slightly more vigorous than EMLA 7 and slightly less vigorous than EMLA 111. It is productive and completely free-standing. It does NOT tolerate wet conditions, so it should only be planted in well drained soils where standing water does not occur. It is often used by growers with proper sites who wish to avoid the common problems of EMLA 7--- tipping and suckering--- neither of which is a problem with EMLA 106. It is only slightly susceptible to fire blight, but is highly susceptible to phytophthera.

The Malling rootstock series often go by slightly different names depending on whether or not they are virus-free selections or not. However, if the word Malling is used in the name, you can be sure that they originated at the East Malling Research Station in England, where researchers developed most of the popular apple rootstocks being used by apple growers today. They still are developing new rootstocks as the commercial industry changes and develops new requirements.

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