M7 Apple Rootstock – EMLA 7 dwarfs trees to 65% of standard height, but can be kept smaller with summer pruning. Trees are well anchored, widely adapted, and winter hardy. Resistant to fireblight, powdery mildew, and root collar rot. Can be prone to suckering.
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.