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Sweet cherry rootstocks for the Pacific Northwest

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dc.creator Oregon State University. Extension Service
dc.creator Long, L. E. (Lynn Edwards), 1953-
dc.creator Kaiser, C. (Clive)
dc.creator Washington State University. Extension
dc.creator University of Idaho. Cooperative Extension System
dc.creator Pacific Northwest Cooperative Extension
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-21T21:42:18Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-21T21:42:18Z
dc.date.issued 2010-09-20
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1957/18464
dc.description Published September 2010. Please look for up-to-date information in the OSU Extension Catalog: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/catalog en
dc.description.abstract Sweet cherry scion cultivars have been selected over millennia for many reasons, but over the past century, breeding programs have concentrated mainly on achieving improved characteristics such as yield, taste, fruit size, fruit firmness, fruit color, precocity, and resistance to fruit cracking and disease. In contrast, rootstock cultivars have only recently received attention. ‘Mazzard’ continues to be used widely throughout the Pacific Northwest. Over the past few decades, however, several new rootstocks have gained prominence, offering important attributes lacking in ‘Mazzard’. Many of these new semi-dwarfing rootstocks, although reducing tree vigor, may impart some disease resistance, induce precocity, and enable growers to harvest premium-quality fruit from high-density orchards. This publication presents the current level of understanding of the major cherry rootstocks and links it to their performance in the Pacific Northwest. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher [Corvallis, Or.] : Oregon State University, Extension Service [Pullman, Wash.] : Washington State University Extension ; [Moscow, Idaho] : University of Idaho Cooperative Extension System en
dc.relation.ispartofseries PNW (Series) en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 619 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries PNW en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 619 en
dc.subject sweet cherry en
dc.subject rootstocks en
dc.subject Mazzard en
dc.subject grafting en
dc.subject selection en
dc.subject varieties en
dc.subject attributes en
dc.subject.lcsh Sweet cherry -- Rootstocks -- Northwest, Pacific en
dc.title Sweet cherry rootstocks for the Pacific Northwest en
dc.type Technical Report en
dc.description.peerreview yes en_US


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