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

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stonefruit-rootstocks

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

Commercial or trial status

Commercial

Origin

Venice, Italy

Vigour

120% of Nemaguard peach seedling. Nickels, Hansen, Cornerstone and Barrier most vigorous almond rootstocks.

Pedigree

Prunus persica x P. davidiana

Compatibility

Compatible with peach, some Japanese plums and apricots. Compatible with most almonds.

Adaption 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