Ode to the Roostock of Apple
A Shakespearean Sonnet by Yours Truly
O apple growing in the sky so high,
Arduous and labored becomes the toil.
Remedy the problem, the best to buy;
A rooty solution: what grows through the soil.
M.106, of semi-standard size,
has an early crop yet gets collar rot.
Fire blight resistance becomes quite the prize,
M.7 suited also for cold or hot.
Wintry chills bother it not: M.26;
early fruit bearing yet falls eas'ly ill.
A Geneva 202 is the fix;
dwarf yet robust, it shall fit the bill.
The slightest of them all: G.65.
Shunning blight and cold, it then shall thrive.
Until next time!