Myrobolan B


What is Myrobolan B Plum Rootstock?

Myrobolan B is a semi-dwarf plum rootstock that can easily adapt to various soil conditions and is suitable for use in almost most of the plum, apricot and almond species. Myrobolan B, which is one of the plum rootstocks that is widely used today due to its prominent features, is among the quality species among the plum clone rootstocks. If Myrobolan B plum rootstock is preferred in regions with suitable climate and soil structure, it provides very positive returns. Myrobolan B, which is suitable for use in many different soil structures, bears fruit after an average of 3-4 years.

What are Myrobolan B Plum Rootstock Properties?

  • It is a rootstock type with a medium deep root system and suitable for frequent planting.
  • Planting distances can be adjusted as 3.5×4 m on rows and 4.5×5 m between rows.
  • Providing partial resistance to root knot nematodes, Myrobolan B is moderately drought tolerant.
  • Myrobolan B, which is a suitable rootstock for plum and apricot due to its characteristics, positively affects the productivity of the variety grafted on it and provides fruit investment at an early age.
  • Although it varies according to the species, in some cases, the problem of compatibility with almonds can be seen.
  • Another feature of Myrobolan B plum rootstock is that it is tolerant to root collar rot, root knot nematodes and root cancer.
  • Finally, Myrobolan B is also susceptible to bacterial cancer.

What is the canopy of Myrobolan B plum rootstocks?

The crown volume of Myrobolan B plum rootstock, which has a medium deep root system, differs compared to classical rootstocks. Myrobolan B plum rootstock, whose crown volume is 40% less, stands out with its high yield in terms of fruit quality and size. Less crown volume provides a positive development of fruit quality.

What are the Soil and Climate Conditions of Myrobolan B Plum Rootstock?

Myrobolan B plum rootstock can adapt to many different soil types, including heavy textured soils, without any problems. Thanks to the advantages of its high resistance to calcareous soils, it also supports the formation of strong trees in a positive way. It develops in high and fertile soils due to its high water holding capacity. It is recommended that Myrobolan B plum clone rootstock, which is suitable for grafting with plum, apricot and almond varieties, is preferred in wet lands instead of arid lands.

How to Grow for Myrobolan B Plum Rootstock?

Myrobolan B is very advantageous in terms of rootstock hardness and adaptability to many soil types. Although it forms a medium deep root system, this system is quite strong and holds well to the ground.

Species on Myrobolan B rootstock after grafting should be carefully controlled, especially in the first years. In soft ground and windy areas, staking can be done in the first few years.

What are Myrobolan B Plum Rootstock Grafting Methods?

Myrobolan B plum rootstock is suitable for grafting with many fruit species. Although Myrobolan B is a plum clone rootstock, it can also be grafted with apricot and almond varieties. However, in order to obtain high and quality yields from the grafting process, the grafting process must be carried out at the right time and with the correct vaccination methods. In the production of saplings using clonal plum rootstocks, T budding or chip budding is mostly used.