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Geneva® 202 Semi-Dwarf Apple Rootstock

Malus rootstock 'Geneva® 202 clonal rootstock'

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.

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Hardiness Zone

4-8

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Item # Description Price
3896 Geneva(R) 202 Semi-Dwarf Apple Rootstock, EACH $4.20 Add to Cart
3897 Geneva(R) 202 Semi-Dwarf Apple Rootstock, Bundle of 10 $35.00 Add to Cart
3898 Geneva(R) 202 Semi-Dwarf Apple Rootstock, Bundle of 25 $70.00 Add to Cart

Malus rootstock 'Geneva® 202 clonal rootstock'
Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Apples are probably the easiest trees to propagate.  Grandpa recommends "chip" budding, which is easy to learn and highly successful.  Since we cannot ship these early enough in the season, we do not recommend "bench grafting".    You usually can start chip budding when your scionwood is mature and buds are developed and readily and easily cut and removed from your scion stick.  Usually by August in most areas.

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A Little History about Geneva® 202 Semi-Dwarf Apple Rootstock

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.