Growth Habit: Subshrub
Rosa indica Major is the predominant rootstock for roses grown in greenhouses for cut flower production under Mediterranean conditions. Seventeen clones of R. indica were collected from various locations in Israel and abroad and were grown for 3 years during which various traits were studied.
The plants were routinely pruned and their yield was counted as the number of cuttings per plant. Shoots were sampled and checked for thorniness. Damage caused by powdery mildew and spider mites was visually assessed.
Cuttings were rooted under mist either on their own or as grafted plantlets. Rooting capability and graft-take were determined.
Many plants of this family are of economic importance and contribute to people s livelihoods. The Rosaceae contain a great number of fruit trees of temperate regions . The fruits contain vitamins, acids, and sugars and can be used both raw and for making preserves, jam, jelly, candy, various drinks, wine, vinegar, etc. The dried fruits of the genera