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Hi,I am from India and I want to know,which rootstock will be best for growing tydeman apple variety for low area.

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Hi Vivek,

Sorry for the delay; we've had trouble with our internet.  I have found a website which lists the various rootstocks for apples and the pros and cons of each.  I'm providing the link below.  No matter which you choose, I would recommend that you amend the soil as well as possible.  Trees that are in good soil (added manure, compost, or other organic matter), and properly mulched and fertilized with a complete fertilizer (one with NPK, and some minors like iron)will tolerate less than favorable conditions more so than a tree that is merely planted.

http://blogs.cornell.edu/jentsch/files/2014/06/NC140-R-STOCK-23bv8hy.pdf

Thanks,
Susan

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Susan Tabor

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Entomology,plant pathology, agronomy, native plants, useful and edible plants,medicinal plants,landscape design and installation, plant taxonomy and identification, cultivars and varieties, Botany, nutrient deficiencies, plant recommendations and troubleshooting.

Experience

35 years as a professional horticulturist and landscape contractor. I have a network of contacts at leading universities and with acknowledged experts in the field. I've restored the landscapes of several plantations, 2 Governors mansions and owned/managed 3 nursery/garden centers. I discovered a new subspecies of Emelia in 1997. I've locally introduced several native or volunteer species into mainstream landscape design.

Publications
Morning Advocate The Register Better Homes and Gardens All Experts - Approx 1996-97

Education/Credentials
Louisiana State University - horticulture David L. Hoffman - California - phytotheraphy

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