Question: I Purchased a Early Ruby cherry yesterday. The sales clerk stated it was a mazzard root stock. Is this a f12-1 seedling or some other cultivar that is bacterial canker resistant. Gary
The sales clerk is correct, the Early Ruby Cherry is on Mazzard rootstock. The Mazzard rootstock (Prunus avium) we are using is the seedling, not the F.12/1. It is still the number 1 choice for fruiting (and flowering) cherries although various semi-dwarfing rootstocks are being used commerically to increase orchard density and earlier fruiting (Colt, Geisela, Krymnsk and Maxma).
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