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Fruit Culture in Alabama: Recommended Rootstocks
Arlie Powell, David Himelrick, William Dozier, Mary Beth Musgrove
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Pages / Length: 2
Publication Date: 04/10/2002

All tree fruits, including citrus, are propagated onto the root system of another plant. This root system is commonly referred to as the understock or rootstock, while the upper part of the grafted or budded plant that bears fruit is referred to as the scion variety. This two-page publication is designed to familiarize growers with the rootstocks suited for their particular needs as well as the value of using rootstocks, from easy propagation and faster fruiting to tree size, fruit quality, and disease and insect resistance. Includes table of rootstocks recommended for fruit types grown in Alabama.