Volume 41 Number 1 Article 3 Pages: 8-12
Year 1987 Month 1
Title: The Effect of Scion and Graft Union on Root Growth Potential (RGP) of Two Seedling Cherry Rootstocks, Prunus mahaleb L. and P. avium L. "Mazzard"
Authors: T.G. Beckman and R.L. Perry
Root growth potential (RCP), measured as
capacity to regenerate new roots following trans
planting, was evaluated in two seedling cherry
rootstocks, Prunus mahaleb L. and P. avium L.
"Mazzard" at bud swell following 2 growth
Each of these stocks was treated as
follows: unbudded, budded with P. cerasus cv.
'Montmorency,' and with itself.
displayed a significantly higher RCP
than Mahaleb rootstocks.
Presence of 'Montmorency' as a scion on Mazzard rootstocks
significantly increased new root production
compared to unbudded stocks and those bud
ded with Mazzard F12/1. No comparable effect
was seen when 'Montmorency' was budded on
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