Selecting citrus rootstocks


Rootstock selection is one of the most important factors to consider when planning a citrus development. Rootstocks affect yield, fruit size and quality. They also vary in their adaptability to different soil types, tolerance of adverse soil conditions, soil pests and diseases and their suitability for use on replant sites.

Topics in this Primefact include:

  • The advantages and disadvantages of the major citrus rootstocks used in Australia
  • The general effects of rootstocks on citrus fruit quality
  • Relative tolerance of citrus rootstocks to citrus nematode, diseases, lime and salinity
  • Rootstock compatibility
  • Chinese rootstock characteristics compared to Tri22


Primefact 21/121 First Edition

Published: Apr 2021