Prunus rootstock Mazzard seedling rootstock - Mazzard Standard-size Cherry Rootstock
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Mazzard Standard-size Cherry Rootstock

Prunus rootstock 'Mazzard seedling rootstock'
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Mazzard (Prunus avium) [100%]---The most common standard-size sweet cherry rootstock. Produces a very vigorous tree with good anchorage. Some tolerance to phytophthera and moderately resistant to oak root fungus. Will grow on a wide range of soils. Susceptible to crown gall and bacterial canker. Very few suckers. Typically used for sweet cherries, but also can be used for Montmorency and tart cherries to be planted in wetter, poorly drained sites where mahaleb cannot grow. Almost all sweet cherry varieties are available on Mazzard. Some tart cherry availability.

Mazzard cherry is common throughout the world. No one in particular really has bred or developed mazzard as a clonal rootstock, so almost all are true seedlings. However, because of selection by nurserymen they have become a very consistent rootstock for cherries, both sweet and tart.

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