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Rootstock for Potted Apple Trees?

Posted by shazaam NC 7B (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 12, 13 at 13:16

Does anyone have any suggestions about the best rootstock choices for potted apple trees for zone 7B in NC? If I buy from my two preferred nurseries, I'm limited to the following options:


My first instinct was to go with Bud9 since it produces a smaller tree and might fruit earlier, but, presumably, growing in containers will naturally dwarf the trees and likely encourage earlier does it really matter?

This post was edited by shazaam on Sat, Oct 12, 13 at 13:17

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RE: Rootstock for Potted Apple Trees?

  • Posted by fruitnut z7b-8a,4500ft SW TX (My Page) on
    Sat, Oct 12, 13 at 14:48

I'd do the Bud 9 mainly for one reason, being less vigorous it might not become root bound as soon as the others. It is also pretty good in most other attributes.

Here is a link that might be useful: apple rootstocks

RE: Rootstock for Potted Apple Trees?

That makes sense -- I'll go with Bud9. Thanks, fruitnut...

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