An attractive, highly disease-resistant apple, ideal for organic growers.
G.214 Apple Rootstock (Spring 2023)
A dwarfing rootstock that is 35% of standard with multiple disease resistances and winter hardiness. Also known as Geneva 214.
G.214 is an outstanding dwarfing rootstock for high-density planting, particularly for the most vigorous of varieties. It can be used in place of G.16 in regions where woolly apple aphid is a challenge, and it will support highly productive trees. This rootstock is very resistant to fireblight and WAA, and tolerant of collar rot and replant disease, making it a good replacement for M.9 on replant sites. G.214 is a cross of Robusta 5 and Ottawa 3. It is not virus senstitive so virus clean scionwood is not necessary. Trees grown on this rootstock should be supported to reach their full fruiting potential. The graft union is strong compared to that of G.41.
Recommended high-density planting for weak-growing cultivars is 3-3.5' x 11-12' (1320-1037 trees/acre), and for vigorous cultivars it is 3.5-4.0' x 12-13' (1037-839 trees/acre).
G.214 comes from the Geneva, NY breeding program, developed by Dr. Jim Cummins, father of Steve Cummins of Cummins Nursery.
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Tree Height & Spacing
Rootstock size class: Dwarf (30% of Standard)
Tree spacing: See details
Good for wildlife planting?
Burr Knots: N
Ease of Grafting: Y
Diseases & Pests
Fireblight: Very Resistant
Phytophthora (Collar Rot, Crown Rot, Root Rot): Resistant
Replant Disease: Resistant
Woolly Apple Aphid: Very Resistant
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