MM106 Apple RootstockCommon name Malling-Merton 106, 106Details Joint programme of East Malling Research Station, Maidstone UK & John Innes Institute, UK 1952.
MM 106 was the standard rootstock in New Zealand until the 1990's, when medium density orchards of 660-800 trees/ha were the norm. Training of branches necessary in young trees on vigorous soils.Forest layer low-treeEdible Fruit / berries Perennial Benefits Parentage: Northern Spy x M 1
Size compared to seedling: 70%
Tolerances: Variable soil conditions but not suitable in heavy clays
Resistances: Woolly apple aphidNegatives Some burr knots, Light suckering