Cherry, Plum and Pear Rootstock


Prunus Avium Seedlings (Mazzard Cherry) Sweet cherry rootstock. Certified Virus Index (CVI) seed source. More water tolerant than Mahaleb, cold hardy, resists root-knot nematode, vigorous, moderately resistant to oak root fungus.

Prunus Mahaleb Seedlings (Mahaleb Cherry) Sweet and sour cherry rootstock. More drought tolerant and cold hardy than Mazzard. Resists bacterial canker, smaller tree than Mazzard, moderately resistant to crown gall and root-lesion nematode. CVI seed source.

Prunus Myrobalan Seedlings Standard size rootstock for ornamental and fruiting plums. Has somewhat uniform tree size. Resistant to root knot nematode. Mildly resistant to crown gall. Compatible with wide range of cultivars. It makes a strong, well anchored tree that is well adapted to a variety of soils, including heavy soils. (Prunus myrobalan 29C also available.)



Old Home x Farmingdale 87 (OHxF 87) Hardwood Cuttings Semi-dwarfing rootstock for fruiting pear. More dwarfing than the OHxF333. Good for high density plantings. Resistant to fire blight.

Old Home x Farmingdale 97 (OHxF 97) Hardwood Cuttings  Rootstock for fruiting pear. Standard size, but more precocious and productive than seedling stocks.  Appears to be especially valuable for Asian pears. Resistant to fire blight.*

Old Home x Farmingdale 333  (OHxF 333) Hardwood Cuttings  Semi-Dwarf rootstock for fruiting and flowering pear. Resistant to fire blight, collar rot, woolly pear aphids and pear decline. It is 1/2 to 2/3 standard size.  Precocious, well-anchored, very productive trees.*

Pyrus Communis Seedlings  Vigorous ornamental and fruit tree rootstock for pear cultivars. Standard size.

*Grown by Heritage Nursery