U.S. Patent PP23,583
Peach Rootstock

  • Chill Requirement: 750 hours
  • Growth Habit: Semi-Spreading
  • Description: The newest rootstock released for grower trial is an interspecific peach-plum hybrid named ‘MP-29’.  ‘MP-29’ expresses resistance to Armillaria root rot and has as good resistance to peach tree short life (PTSL) as Guardian™ rootstock.  Peach scions that have been budded to ‘MP-29’ have displayed similar trunk cross-sectional areas as ‘Sharpe’ (unpatented) rootstock with higher yields of larger fruit, which increases yield efficiency.  ‘MP-29’ has red leaves similar to ‘Flordaguard’ (unpatented).  It does not produce any fruit and is useful only as a rootstock.


    License Availability:  FFSP has non-exclusively licensed the following entities for the propagation of the ‘MP-29’ peach rootstock:

    Agri-Starts, Inc.

    Cumberland Valley Nurseries, Inc.

    Freedom Tree Farms, LLC

    Phillip Rucks Citrus Nursery, Inc.

    Vaughn Nursery