Geneva 935 Apple Rootstock dwarfs trees to 30-35% of standard height. Very resistant to fire blight, woolly apple aphid, and crown and root rot. Trees on Geneva 935 begin bearing early but staking is recommended as it is a shallow rooted rootstock. Not compatible with Honeycrisp.
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.