Introduction to Stonefruit Laboratory & Peach and Nectarine Root Stock Experiment

Dr Mark O'Connell introduces the peach and nectarine root stock experiment at the Field Laboratory in Tatura, Victoria

About Experiment 1

  • Peach cv. September Sun
  • Planted winter 2013
  • Treatments: Rootstock (Nemaguard*, Elberta, Krymsk86, Cadaman, Cornerstone) x Crop Load (high, medium, low)
  • Vase tree training
  • 1111 trees/ha

* Nemaguard rootstock is the industry standard

Peach September Sun - Vase on Elberta Rootstock  (Experiment 1)

Peach September Sun - Vase on Krymsk86 Rootstock (Experiment 1)

Peach September Sun - Vase on Cadaman Rootstock (Experiment 1)

Peach September Sun - Vase on Cornerstone Rootstock (Experiment 1)

About Experiment 2

  • Nectarine cv. Rose Bright
  • Planted winter 2013
  • Treatments: Rootstock (Nemaguard*, Elberta, Krymsk86, Krymsk1, Cornerstone) x Crop Load (high, medium, low)
  • Vase tree training
  • 1111 trees/ha

* Nemaguard rootstock is the industry standard

Nectarine Rose Bright -  Vase on Nemaguard Rootstock (Experiment 2)

Nectarine Rose Bright - Vase on Cornerstone Rootstock  (Experiment 2)

Nectarine Rose Bright - Vase on Elberta Rootstock (Experiment 2)

Nectarine Rose Bright Vase on Krymsk1 Rootstock (Experiment 2)

Nectarine Rose Bright - Vase on Krymsk86 Rootstock (Experiment 2)

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Project acknowledgement

This research (SF13001 Rootstock and training system to optimize stone fruit bearing and growth; SF17006 Summerfruit Orchard Phase 2) was funded by Agriculture Victoria with co-investment from Horticulture Innovation Australia Limited using the Summerfruit levy and funds from the Australian Government.