Performance of the NC-140 regional sweet cherry rootstock trial planted in 1998 in North America

F. Kappel, G. Lang, R. Andersen, L. Anderson, A. Azarenko, J. Cline, R. Crassweller, T. Facteau, A. Gaus, R. Godin, G. Greene, R. Nuñez-Elisea, R. Perry, G. Reighard, T. Robinson, M. Whiting

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

13 Scopus citations


The most recent regional trial in North America to evaluate rootstocks for sweet cherries (Prunus avium L.) was planted in the spring of 1998. The scion cultivars used were 'Hedelfingen' in eastern North America and 'Bing' in western North America. The rootstocks being tested include: 'Mazzard' seedling, P. mahaleb (L.) seedling, 'Gisela® (Gi) 3', '5', '6' and '7'; 'Giessen (GI) 195/20', '473/10' and '318/17'; 'Tabel® Edabriz'; 'Weiroot (W) 10', '13', '72', '154' and '158'. This report presents the performance of scion cultivars on various rootstocks within each location because of the complexity of multiple scion evaluations at numerous sites. A summary of general performance in the overall trial also is given. Not surprisingly, rootstock influenced yield, vigour and fruit quality. Additionally, differences in stem pull force, maturity and disease tolerance were observed (data not shown). There were interactions for tree size between location and rootstock; however, the rootstocks can be divided into different vigour groups. Yield was affected by both location and rootstock, as was fruit size.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Cherry Symposium
PublisherInternational Society for Horticultural Science
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9789066055513
StatePublished - 2008
Event5th International Cherry Symposium - Bursa, Turkey
Duration: Jun 6 2005Jun 10 2005

Publication series

NameActa Horticulturae
Volume795 PART 1
ISSN (Print)0567-7572


Other5th International Cherry Symposium

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Horticulture


Dive into the research topics of 'Performance of the NC-140 regional sweet cherry rootstock trial planted in 1998 in North America'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this