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For Over 110 Years

Our dedicated team at Adams County Nursery is driven to adapt to the demands of a dynamic industry, pursue modern production and business practices and provide a quality product to the growers we serve. As a multi-generational family business, we are grounded in a rich tradition of hard work and integrity, and are deeply committed to the well-being of our employees, their families and our community.

Rootstock Info

The apple is the pomaceous fruit of the apple tree, species Malus domestica in the rose family (Rosaceae). It is one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits, and the most widely known of the many members of genus Malus that are used by humans. Apples grow on small, deciduous trees. The tree originated in Western Asia, where its wild ancestor, Malus sieversii, is still found today. Apples have been grown for thousands of years in Asia and Europe, and were brought to North America by European colonists. Apples have been present in the mythology and religions of many cultures, including Norse, Greek and Christian traditions. In 2010, the fruit's genome was decoded, leading to new understandings of disease control and selective breeding in apple production.

Apple Rootstocks

Our apple trees are grown on a number of different clonal rootstocks, originating from different regions of the world. We use stocks from the EMLA, Budagovsky and Geneva rootstock programs. learn more

Pear Rootstocks

Our European pear trees are grown on OHxF97 and/or OHxF87 rootstock. 97 produces a standard size tree, is hardy and productive. The recommended spacing for plantings on this rootstock is 12’ between trees in the row and 20’ between rows. For growers who wish to plant a higher density pear orchard, we recommend planting trees on OHxF87. These can be planted at 5’ in row and 12-14’ between rows. All of our Asian pear varieties are grown on Betulaefolia rootstock. This rootstock is vigorous, well anchored and drought tolerant. The recommended spacing for plantings on this rootstock is 12’ between trees in the row and 20’ between rows.

Peach & Nectarine Rootstocks

Our peach and nectarine trees are grown on industry standard Bailey rootstock. If we need to purchase peach trees to supplement our own inventory, these trees are typically grown on Lovell rootstock. For a traditional, open center planting we recommend spacing the trees 12-14’ in row and 20’ between rows. For perpendicular V training, the recommended spacing is 6’ in row and 20’ feet between rows.

Plum & Apricot Rootstocks

Our plum and apricot trees are grown on Myrobolan rootstock due to its hardiness and ability to adapt to a wide range of soils. Myro is shallow rooted, yet well anchored and vigorous. The recommended spacing for this rootstock is 12' between trees and 20' feet between rows.

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