Bud 9 Apple Rootstock
Bud 9 Apple Rootstock is a dwarfing rootstock that dwarfs trees to 30-40% the size of a standard tree. Bud 9 is widely tested and used commercially throughout the United States and is valued for its early precocity, winter hardiness, and resistance to crown rot and fireblight. Trees do require staking as they are very dwarfing and not as well anchored as semi-dwarf trees.
Choosing the correct rootstock can be the difference between a tree thriving or dying on your site. Rootstocks not only determine the overall size, vigor, and precociousness of a tree but also what soil types it can grow in, its drought tolerance and how well anchored your tree will be.
Now you can propagate your own fruit trees for very low costs or preserve rare and heirloom varieties by grafting them onto to resilient rootstocks. Be sure to check compatibility of your desired scion with your choice of rootstock.