MM.106 apple rootstock
This information forms part of Agfact H4.1.10 Apple rootstock identification.
|Origin||East Malling and John Innes, England.
Northern Spy × M.1 (1920s).
|Description||Leaf: large, flat, leathery and rather glossy, veins underneath are pinkish.
Shape: ovate, tip attenuate, base obtuse.
Margin: neatly serrated.
Stipules: prominent, elliptical, slightly serrated.
Shoot: young is profusely hairy, two-year wood dull green.
|Vigour||Semi-vigorous, similar to M.7.|
|Propagation||Very productive in stool bed, roots readily from hardwood cuttings with bottom heat and hormone dip.|
|Resistance||Susceptible to various strains of collar rot. Susceptible to mildew (Podosphaera leucotricha). Resistant to woolly aphid.|
|Uses||Precocious, heavy cropping, reasonable anchorage. Suitable for semi-intensive plantings on well-drained sites with most new varieties.|