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Mailing Merton rootstocks have given the best results in ten years' trials with apple rootstocks on Stoneville Research Station and on growers' properties.
THE type of rootstock used imparts important characteristics to an apple tree. Tree size and stability, cropping characteristics, susceptibility to soil-borne pests and diseases and, to some extent, fruit quality are all affected by the choice of rootstock.
Melville, Frank and Cripps, J. E. L.
"Better rootstocks for apple trees,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 11:
12, Article 3.
Available at: https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol11/iss12/3