Penta cv. (Prunus Empyrean 2) stone fruit rootstock

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Comments

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

Commercial

Origin

ISF Rome Italy

Vigour

Imperial Epineuse' trees produced on Empyrean 2 are reported 15% less vigorous than on peach seedling.

Pedigree

A selected seedling of Prunus domestica

Compatibility

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.

Suckering

Non-suckering