"My intent is to harvest 60 Tn/Ha of fruit on trellises with mechanical thinning and pruning. This is possible with ROOTPAC-40 given its high production efficiency and lower vigor in comparison to traditional rootstocks".
“It’s a complicated plot where all of the trees would die and that’s why I decided to use Rootpac-R. I haven’t seen any drop up until now; the trees are showing very balanced growth and we didn’t need to do any summer pruning”.
The orchard is in the 4th summer and if GF-677 had been used we would already have had to apply phytoregulators. ROOTPAC-90 produces more moderate suckers and makes it possible to collect the fruit in fewer passes.
I’m quite happy. I’ve considerably reduced summer pruning, there’s no outbreak and the tree is well-balanced. Compared to seed rootstock, maturity was 4 days earlier and the quality of the fruit is very good.