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M.9 was selected at East Malling from a number of stocks of Juane de Metz, a rootstock with a very long history. The original M.9, of which a number of variant clones are now known to exist, was followed in 1962 by M.9a. Most of the M.9 clones and the M.9a clone were subsequently shown to be infected with latent virus and a replacement clone was prepared at East Malling by heat treatment and designated EMLA 9.

Influence on Scion Habit

EMLA 9 has a dwarfing influence on all scions worked on it. It induces cropping early in the life of the tree. Moreover, the fruit is larger and ripens earlier in the season, especially during the early years of the tree’s life. Trees on EMLA 9 show a wide degree of tolerance to soil conditions, withstanding heavy soils and wet conditions. It is not, however, suitable for dry light soils. M.9a is a weaker rootstock than M.9. EMLA 9, though virus-certified, is distinctly more vigorous than M.9. All 9’s rarely sucker, but their roots are brittle, and trees on these rootstocks require staking throughout their life.

Disease Resistance

EMLA 9 is resistant to collar rot (Phytophthora cactorum). It is susceptible to mildew in the nursery and a regular spray program is recommended.

Nursery Habit

EMLA 9 roots well under our controlled conditions. With our good quality rootstock, well-feathered maiden trees can be produced.

Horticultural Value

In spite of some difficulties in producing M.9’s in the nursery, they are very widely used and can be recommended as dwarfing stock for all soils, excepting light soils in low rainfall areas. They are useful for high density plantings and as temporary filler in plantings of trees on more vigorous rootstocks. Their ability to produce high quality fruit, in terms of better size and color, has led to their very widespread use in all apple growing areas of the world.


Size: 1/8" 4-5mm

Amount: 2094

Size: 3/16" 5-7mm

Amount: 7503

Size: 1/4" 7-9mm

Amount: 18756

Size: 3/8" 9-12mm

Amount: 2751

Size: 1/2" 12+mm

Amount: 7

Counts: Estimate

Regrade Inventory

Size: 1/8" 4-5mm

Amount: 778

Size: 3/16" 5-7mm

Amount: 3324

Size: 1/4" 7-9mm

Amount: 8609

Size: 3/8" 9-12mm

Amount: 934

Size: 1/2" 12+mm

Amount: 2

Counts: Estimate


Size 100-999 1,000-9,999 10,000 - 49,999 50,000 - 199,999 200,000 - 499,999 500,000 and up
1/8" - 4-5 mm $1.445 $0.830 $0.720 $0.710 $0.685 $0.655
3/16" - 5-7 mm $1.580 $0.960 $0.900 $0.880 $0.835 $0.805
1/4" - 7-9 mm $1.700 $1.095 $1.035 $1.005 $0.960 $0.930
3/8" - 9-12 mm $1.800 $1.115 $1.075 $1.035 $0.990 $0.960

If regrade rootstocks are available, they are sold at 20% less list price.

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Softwood Cuttings Pricing

If traditional rootstock is not available, please consider softwood cuttings. MUST BE ORDERED BY JULY 1ST.
Size All sizes 50 and up
1/8" ~ 4-5 mm $1.125
3/16" ~ 5-7 mm $1.125
1/4" ~ 7-9 mm $1.125
3/8" ~ 9-12 mm $1.125