This was once the most popular rootstock planted in New Zealand as it is good with a wide variety of soils, including saline, and clay soils. It also produces consistent yields and quality when in optimum conditions. However popularity of this rootstock has waned due to its susceptibility to root rots – all rootstocks are susceptible to wood diseases, however in a poorly drained site 101-14 is more susceptible than others. If draining of the site is required prior to planting then 101-14 would not be suitable for this site. On a well drained soil then 101-14 should perform well.