What's your question? Ask

Hyacinth Plant

Q.Nectarine Rootstock

Zone 6 | lilacandbabe added on April 25, 2012 | Answered

I have a nectarine tree that I thought had completely died; however, this spring the rootstock sprouted. Should I leave it alone? Can rootstock produce fruit of any use? I know the odds are for an inferior fruit, but I have no idea what the actual difference is between the fruiting abilities of the scion and rootstock. If it will make usable fruit (even if it’s not nursery quality), I will probably keep it as it’s already there. 🙂

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on April 29, 2012

It is hard to say it is will make fruit. Some rootstocks are varieties that fruit and, as you mentioned, will have inferior fruit and others will not fruit at all. Which it will be is impossible to say as different nurseries use different varieties for rootstocks and it is a toss up which the nursery that grew your tree would have used.

Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.

Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Hyacinth Plant
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert