Geneva® 202 originated from a planned cross in 1975 of ‘M.27 x Robusta 5’ by Cornell University and Geneva Apple Rootstock Breeding Program.
Influence on Scion Habit
Geneva® 202 produces trees that are 45% to 50% of seedling. It is slightly larger than Emla 26.
Geneva® 202 is resistant to Fire Blight, (Erwinia amylovora), Root Rot (Phytophthora), and Woolly Apple Aphids.
Geneva® 202 roots very well in layer beds and is easy to propagate. It also produces some side shoots or spines that have to be removed in the nursery.
Geneva® 202 is easy to propagate and has some disease resistance. Geneva® 202 does not offer sufficient crop density and fruit size is slightly smaller. Geneva® 202 would be a good choice for precocious scions that produce oversized fruit.