Formerly Bud. 54-118. A semi-dwarfing rootstock from the Michurinsk College of Agriculture, former Soviet Union. Resulted from a’ Moscow Pear’ x M.9 or M.8 cross. Bud. 118 is reported to be a very cold hardy semi-dwarf rootstock and produces a tree about 85% of seedling. It is more precocious than seedling and can be grown without support. It is moderately resistant to fire blight, crown rot. There is very limited experience with Bud.118 in North America.
|Synonyms||Budagovsky 118, Bud.118|
|Origin||Moscow Pear X mixture of M8 and M9 pollen|
|Tree Size||85% of standard|
|Winter Hardiness||Very Hardy|
|Tree Support Needed|
|Where tested within NC-140 or other research plantings|