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#3233893 - 04/28/13 03:50 PM Grafted tomatoes
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Anybody ever used grafted tomato plants?

I'm going to try a few this year.
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#3233996 - 04/28/13 06:11 PM Re: Grifted tomatoes [Re: Wildcat]
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Please explain.....
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#3234100 - 04/28/13 07:49 PM Re: Grifted tomatoes [Re: Wobblyshot1]
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I think this is what he's referring to:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomato_grafting
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#3234137 - 04/28/13 08:10 PM Re: Grifted tomatoes [Re: WMAn]
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 Originally Posted By: WMAn
I think this is what he's referring to:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomato_grafting


Yes that's it. Sorry I spelled it wrong and didn't look back.

I ordered some and they will be in later in May.

Just wondered if anybody had used any before.
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#3234369 - 04/29/13 07:39 AM Re: Grifted tomatoes [Re: Wildcat]
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OK, I'll bite.

What is the advantage or benefit of grafted tomatoes?
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#3234481 - 04/29/13 09:15 AM Re: Grifted tomatoes [Re: Mausermeister]
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I found this,

Commercial cultivation of grafted vegetable plants began in Korea and Japan at the end of the 1920s. Today, produce growers worldwide are adopting the use of grafted tomato stock, particularly in Asia, Europe, New Zealand and Australia. And now their popularity is rapidly growing in North America.

The benefits of grafted tomatoes:

1. Increased tomato production, 4-5 times the fruit of standard tomato plants.
2. Extreme vigor for improved quality of fruit and a superior taste.
3. Increased disease resistance including early and late blight and blossom end rot.
4. Greater resistance to soil borne pathogens and nematodes.
5. Increased harvests over a longer period of time.
6. Tolerance to environmental stresses like extreme temperatures or poor soils.
The result is a tomato plant that is a true performer. Perhaps most important in our maritime climate, is their hearty rootstock, braving the weather better than their non-grafted counterparts.

Grafting is the practice of attaching the stem of one plant, onto the rootstock of a different plant in an effort to improve its overall performance and health. This is a common practice in the fruit industry, and can be applied to vegetables with similar results. By grafting, a tomato can be selected by the quality and taste of its fruit which then can be grafted onto a rootstock with a more vigorous habit and superior disease resistance.




One other thing, They also cost much more than regular tomato plants so I only bought 4 plants this time. If they do everything they say then next year I'll get more of them.
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#3235537 - 04/30/13 12:04 PM Re: Grifted tomatoes [Re: Wildcat]
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The better root plant would usually have more disease tolerance among other benefits, with a less-hardy tomato of more desirable fruit grafted onto it. At least that's my understanding of it. Would be cool to try it at home sometime. Maybe graft an heirloom onto one of my wildly-growing sun gold plants? Might be worth a try...
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#3235845 - 04/30/13 07:23 PM Re: Grifted tomatoes [Re: catman529]
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There are several videos on You Tube that show how to do it.
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#3237915 - 05/03/13 09:35 AM Re: Grifted tomatoes [Re: Wildcat]
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Neat...franken-fruit
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#3238751 - 05/04/13 09:22 AM Re: Grifted tomatoes [Re: Crosshairy]
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 Originally Posted By: Crosshairy
Neat...franken-fruit


Funny, but just to clarify, frankenfoods are genetically modified. Grafting introduces no genes that aren't already found in tomato plants.
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