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Fruit Rootstocks

A guide to fruit rootstocks

Fruit Trees and Rootstocks

Trees may grow on their own roots, but are often grafted in order to share crucial characteristics.


The rootstock you choose will lead to a tree that has certain qualities, and a well-chosen rootstock will give you the size, flavour and yield of the tree you want. Before you plant, it's important to evaluate the conditions of the tree's new home to determine which rootstock is best.


As well as controlling the tree's eventual height, a rootstock ensures that it will come into fruiting earlier than if it was grown on its own roots.

See our helpful size guide below.

Horticulture and fruit tree bark and cleft grafting. A gardener is grafting an apple tree

A Guide to Fruit Rootstock

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