Penta cv. (Prunus Empyrean 2) stone fruit rootstock
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Trees budded to Penta are well anchored, more vigorous and higher yielding than trees budded on peach seedling.
Good compatibility with almond and plum cvs tested.
Penta is the same size as GF677.
Resistant to Verticillium and Phytophthora resistant. Resistant to root-knot nematode.
Plant starts slow and trees look semi-dwarf for first four years.
Trees will become vigorous after four years (stronger than seedling).
The yield efficiency looks good at this time. This is looking very good on problem sites.
(Information based on overseas data).
Commercial or trial status
ISF Rome Italy
Imperial Epineuse' trees produced on Empyrean 2 are reported 15% less vigorous than on peach seedling.
A selected seedling of Prunus domestica
Compatible with peach, plum, almond and apricot.
Adaption to soil or climatic conditions
Resistant to heavy, wet soils; high pH; nematodes, and many others. Penta is better adapted to heavy soils than peach seedlings.