During fruit tree plantation, the choice of rootstock is essential to the success of the orchard and its longevity.
It should be noted that it is important to ensure the rootstock’s compatibility with the variety. The rootstock’s level of vigor must adapt to the variety and the type of soil, grove management and processing should also be taken into consideration.
Thus, the strength carried over by the rootstock will determine the conduct to adopt for the entire lifespan of the orchard (windy conditions, palmette, central axis, etc…).
An informed decision regarding a rootstock that is adapted to the soil as well as the climate will allow for the development of the variety in difficult environmental conditions such as hydric stress, root asphyxia or even chlorosis.
Finally, the rootstock will also trigger early and steady fruiting.