Originally Posted by WTNUT
Will some of the experts give me a short common sense outline of the uses, advantages and disadvantages or each?
As a Northern Grower in Northwestern Vermont, I have had the opportunity
to grow apple trees on both M111 and B118. Based on my observations
B118 is far superior for growth rate, yield efficiency, and early bearing.
Winter mortality due to extremely low tempertures is quite low for both
rootstocks, but most studies show B118 as being the more winter hardy
of the two. I sell around 2000 trees every year, all of which are now offered
on B118 rootstock. Over the years, I have eliminated G30, MM7, M106, and
M111 from the list favoring the B118 for its distinct advantages.