Resulted from a cross between M.9 and Malus baccata (L.) Borkh. Supporter 1 was tested at seven locations in the NC-140 1999 trial with ‘Fuji’ as the scion cultivar. Supporter 1 trees had good survival and trees were about 75% as big as M.9 NAKBT337, produced similar numbers of root suckers as M.9 and had slightly high yield efficiency than M.9. European tests indicate it is quite cold hardy.
|Origin||M9 X Malus baccata|
|Tree Support Needed||Yes|
|Where tested within NC-140 or other research plantings||N/A|
|'McIntosh' on Supporter 1. 10th leaf.||Root system of Fuji as excavated in the 10th year of the planting. Note lack of fine roots.|
|Image by Robert Crassweller, Penn State University||Image by Robert Crassweller, Penn State University|
|'Fuji' on Supporter 1. 10th leaf.|
|Image by Robert Crassweller, Penn State University|