Apple Rootstock Info: B.490

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Characteristic Detail Description
Rootstock B.490

Originated from a cross of Red-Leaved Paradise (B.9) x Bud. 13-14 at the Michurinsk College of Agriculture, former Soviet Union. Bud. 490 is a semi-vigorous rootstock (similar in size and productivity to MM.106) that roots easily from hardwood cuttings or in the stoolbed. The inner bark is red. Trees on Bud. 490 are moderately precocious and produce some burrknots and few root suckers. Bud. 490 is moderately resistant to collar rot and fire blight and requires no tree support. It is reported to be cold tolerant. It has been tested to a limited extent in North America.

Synonyms Budagovsky 490, Bud.490
Origin B9 X Bud.13/Bud.14
Availability Widely available
Tree Size 70-75% of standard
Precocity Early
Winter Hardiness Hardy
Suckering Very little
Tree Support Needed Yes
Where tested within NC-140 or other research plantings AR, BC, CA, CO, IA, IL, IN, MA, MI, MN, NC, NY, OH, OR, PA, UT, VA, WA, WI


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