(Apple) [Northern Spy x Merton 793 (Northern Spy x East Malling11)] Collaborative intro of East Malling Research Stn and the John Innes Institute, Merton, England, about 1950. Technically named MM111, the MM refers to Malling and Merton.
Very popular semi-dwarf rootstock produces a tree about 65-80% of standard. Space trees 15-20' apart. No staking necessary. Fruits at a slightly younger age than standards.
Well anchored and adaptable to a wide range of soils. Resistant to woolly aphid. Not nearly as long-lived as standards. Hardy to Z4, maybe Z3.
We have two shipping options for rootstock:
Choose A, C or E for our regular late-March to mid-April shipping window (to receive rootstock with other plants, if ordered). Choose B, D or F for mid-March (to receive rootstock with scionwood, if ordered).
Note: scionwood ships only in March. If you order scionwood and select late-March to mid-April shipping for your rootstock, they will be shipped at different times.
270 Malus M111 ** Small & Light shipping
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We do our best to provide ¼" caliper stock. Because of factors beyond our control (such as weather!) stock may be 3⁄16–3⁄8".