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Geneva® 202 Semi-Dwarf Apple Rootstock
Malus rootstock 'Geneva® 202 clonal rootstock'
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Geneva® 202 is a newer vigorous dwarf rootstock in the EMLA 26 size class. It will produce a tree that is about 40-50% of standard. It is resistant to wooly apple aphid and highly resistant to fire-blight. Like all Genevas it is tolerant of replant conditions, crown rot and phytophthera. It is cold hardy and productive. It is not reported to be virus sensitive.
The Geneva rootstocks were all developed at Cornell University in New York. Since fire blight is such a serious challenge to commercial growers, their goal was to breed for fire blight and other disease resistance in the "CG" or "Cornell-Geneva" rootstocks. Almost all of the Geneva rootstocks have high fire blight resistance or immunity, and have proven to be excellent rootstocks for "re-plant" situations. Most backyard growers don't have to worry about "re-plant disease" since they don't have commercial orchard sites which may have been re-planted to apples numerous times.
- Rootstock for Backyard Nurserymen,