NC-140 Planting Trial Descriptions

Trial: 1994 NC-140 DWARF Apple Rootstock Trial

Objective: To evaluate the performance of 18 dwarf rootstock at 24 locations.

Cultivar: Gala

Rootstocks: M.26 EMLA, M.9 EMLA, M.27 EMLA, M.9 Nic.29, M.9 Pajam1, M.9 Pajam 2, B.9, B.491, O.3, V.1, P.2, P.16, Mark, P.22, M.9 NAKBT337, V.3, M.9 Fleuren 56, B.496.

Spacing: 2.5 x 4.5 (non-vigorous sites) or 3.5 x 5.5 (vigorous sites)

Trainings System: Vertical axis

Supported: Yes

Locations (State or Province): AR, BC, CO, GA, IA, IL, IN, ME, MA, MI, NB, NC, NJ, NY-Geneva, NY- Hudson Valley, ON, PA-Rocksprings, PA-Biglerville, SC, TN, UT, VA, WA, WI


Marini, R.P. 2001. Performance of Gala apple on 18 dwarf rootstocks after five years. The Compact Fruit Tree. 34(3): 94-97.

Marini, R.P., J. L. Anderson, W. R. Autio, B. H. Barritt, J. A. Cline, W. P. Cowgill, Jr., R. M. Crassweller, P. A. Domoto, D. C. Ferree, J. Garner, A. Gaus, G. M. Greene, C. Hampson, P. Hirst, M. M. Kushad, E. Mielke, C. A. Mullins, M. Parker, R. L. Perry, J. P. Privé, G. L. Reighard, T. Robinson, C. R. Rom, T. R. Roper, J. R. Schupp, E. Stover, and R. Unrath. 2000. Performance of ‘Gala’ apple on 18 dwarf rootstocks: Five-year Summary of the 1994 NC – 140 Dwarf Rootstock Trial. J. Amer. Pomology 54:92-107.

P.M. Hirst, and NC-140 Cooperators Cowgill, W.P., Jr . and 23 Others 2001. Early Performance of 'Gala' on 18 dwarf and 4 semi-dwarf rootstocks growing at 24 sites in North America. Acta Hort. (ISHS) 557:199-208 (1994 Gala Dwarf/Semi-dwarf Rootstock Trials)


Trial Coordinator: Rich Marini

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