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Geneva® 30 Semi-Dwarf Apple Rootstock
Malus rootstock 'Geneva® 30 clonal rootstock'
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Geneva 30™ [45-55%] --- This new Geneva rootstock is notable for its excellent resistant to fire blight and crown rot. Very precocious with fair anchorage. Should have support because of its early cropping characteristics. Approx. 50% of a standard tree. This rootstock could be an excellent replacement for M 7 as it is in the same size category and is much more precocious. Not widely available in the commercial fruit tree nursery trade because of several nursery production problems, but would be one to work with in a grower's own nursery if the need is for fire blight resistance in a semi-dwarf orchard. Due to its
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.
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