Apricots and Peach Rootstock and Pollination Information
Apricots and Peach Rootstocks
With medium vigor, Controller 6 is a promising dwarf rootstock for peaches, apricots and Japanese plums. It has moderate resistance to root knot nematode and low suckering. Permanent support needed.
ST. JULIEN A
A semi-dwarfing rootstock that produces a tree 10′-15′ in height at maturity. Tolerant of most soils. Can be trained as an open center or vase shaped tree, or as a central leader tree. Space 10′-12′ at planting.
A peach rootstock slightly larger than St. Julian A. Well anchored, tolerant of heavy soil, grows to 15′. Space 12′-15′ at planting
A peach rootstock similar in size to K-86.. Well anchored, best on well drained soils, grows to 15′. Space 12′-15′ at planting
Apricots and Peaches
Enjoy the exquisite pleasure of harvesting your own peaches and apricots. The peach and apricot varieties we carry are all self-fertile, but may produce heavier crops if two varieties are present. Peach trees are the easiest of these to grow, since disease resistant varieties are available. Apricot trees need careful siting due to their early bloom, but are worth growing if you have a good spot. For more information, check out our info sheets- Starting Right with Peaches and Can I Grow Apricots in the Pacific Northwest.
Peach trees and Apricot trees are only shipped while dormant, from February through early April. They are available for pickup from February through late November.