Empyrean 1 cv. (Primo/Barrier 1) stone fruit rootstock

Fruit tree variety from ANFIC

Exclusive to ANFIC
PBR
Commercial or trial status
Commercial
Origin

Venice, Italy

Pedigree
Prunus persica x P. davidiana
Vigour
120% of Nemaguard peach seedling. Nickels, Hansen, Cornerstone and Barrier most vigorous almond rootstocks.
Compatibility
Compatible with peach, some Japanese plums and apricots. Compatible with most almonds.
Adaptation to soil or climatic conditions
Soil adaptation: Good choice for replant sites as adaptation to many soil types and soil problems. Tolerant to calcareous and alkaline soils. Tolerant to waterlogging.
Suckering
No suckers
Comments

Looks exciting in USA commercial plantings.
Yields equivalent to top 4 almond rootstocks used in California.
Rapid root system growth, well branched and deep root system assists in drought tolerance.
Immune/tolerant to root-knot nematodes