Let’s talk rootstock: How apple varieties stay true

When it comes to apple orchards, many consumers have a picture in their heads of Johnny Appleseed planting apple seeds all over the place. We should be very glad that’s not the case in reality, though, as aside from the nostalgic imagery, the way orchards are actually propagated is vastly superior. And the “root” of modern apple production is, well, rootstock! To understand why rootstocks are so important to apple production, it helps to first understand how apples are pollinated, and luckily, we just posted a brand new infographic on that very topic. For a typical apple blossom to grow
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