BB 106® Rootstock is a selection of one of the most popular peach/almond hybrid rootstocks. A highly vigorous peach-almond hybrid, BB 106® is nematode resistant, deep rooting, well anchored and drought tolerant. Vigor and productivity are similar to Hansen 536. The anchorage is similar to other peach almond hybrids. It has excellent Rootknot Nematode resistance. Clonal propagation of this rootstock provides more uniform growth and performance than Bright’s Hybrid® from seed. This selection was a survivor in an orchard with wet soil conditions.
PARENTAGE: Peach x Almond hybrid
ORIGIN: Bright’s Nursery, Inc.,
Le Grande, CA
OLDEST TEST SITES IN THE US: 2004 in California with Almonds
COMPATIBILITY: Almonds, peach, plum (European and Japanese), and apricots.
VIGOR: Approximately 130% the vigor of Nemaguard and 110% the vigor of Hansen 536 with almond scions.
GROWTH UNIFORMITY: Excellent. Rootstock is clonally propagated, resulting in very high growth uniformity.
ROOTSTOCK INDUCED TREE FORM: Similar to Nemaguard.
ANCHORAGE: Good, similar to other peach x almond rootstocks.
YIELD EFFICIENCY: With almond, yield efficiency is similar to Hansen 536
SUCKERING: Produces virtually no suckers.
CHILLING REQUIREMENT: Similar to Nemaguard.
COLD HARDINESS: Unknown
NEMATODE RESISTANCE: Confirmed resistance to Rootknot Nematode. Low susceptibility to Lesion Nematode. Ring Nematode resistance is unknown, but not likely present.
EFFECT OF ROOTSTOCK ON BACTERIAL CANKER SUSCEPTIBILITY: Unknown. Presumed to be more susceptible than Nemaguard.
OAK ROOT FUNGUS TOLERANCE: Untested.
PHYTOPHTHORA SENSITIVITY: Unknown
VERTICILLIUM RESISTANCE: Resistant.
ASPHIXIA TOLERANCE: Unknown
DROUGHT TOLERANCE: Due to deep rooting and vigor, it is presumed to have some drought tolerance
CROWN GALL SUSCEPTIBILITY: Unknown, not extreme.
HIGH pH TOLERANCE: Producing superior yields in orchards with high pH.
CALCAREOUS SOIL TOLERANCE: Good.
REPLANT DISORDER SUSCEPTIBILITY: Better than Nemaguard. Needs more testing.
PROPAGATION METHODS: In Vitro culture.