(148-2 cv.) USPP #9622
A popular introduction in Germany, this rootstock produces a very precocious tree approximately half the size of trees grown on Mazzard rootstock. It produces an open, spreading tree with wide angles. It is quite virus tolerant and does well in heavy soil. Trees grown on Gisela® 5 may need to be supported. Some suckering may occur depending on growing conditions. It is very hardy and produces well. It is compatible with most varieties. It has shown good results in Washington State.