A BioFruitNet publication - Traditional vigorous seedling rootstocks like Mazzard F 12/1 (Prunus avium L.) and Mahaleb (P. mahaleb L.) typically bear the first crop between the fourth and sixth year and achieve full production between the eighth and twelfth year, leading to delayed returns of investments.

Growing sweet cherry cultivars on the next generations of semi-dwarf and dwarf cherry rootstocks will allow the orchard to produce fruits earlier than using traditional rootstocks.

Regular and precocious yields of high market quality fruit for fresh consumption. Good flavour and significantly higher incomes from newly established organic cherry orchards.

Radek Vávra, Jiří Kaplan, Tomáš Jan