Grafting Tomatos

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Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:56 pm

Who has done it ??, Reason and advantages of doing so please ..
Was thinking of trying on a larger Tomato busgh see how many varieties can be grafted onto one bush and if this is possible ??..
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Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:35 am

I've never grafted a tomato. However, businesses sometimes sell grafted plants for added disease resistance and stuff. They graft those as seedlings, I believe. You don't want to bury those below the grafted point, though, or they can still get the diseases easily.
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Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:40 am

You could maybe graft a tomato onto a goji berry rootstock, or vice versa. If they can hybridize (there's a rumor that they can), I don't see why you couldn't graft them.
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Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:21 am

I never had luck grafting and never saw any advantage to pricey store bought grafted plants.
They actually did worse than regular plants right next to them.
I made many attempts with the tomato/potato graft.
And regular tomato onto an indigo blue rootstock.
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Post: # 27111Unread post Shule
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:46 pm

@slugworth
That reminds me of how my OP plants usually outdo my commercial F1 hybrids.

How much do grafted plants cost? I've never actually seen one for sale locally.
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Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:24 pm

Volvo, the main reason for grafting tomatoes is for disease resistance where soil borne diseases are an issue. As for grafting multiple varieties onto one plant, so no reason why it cannot be done. Indeed if I recall correctly, someone over on TV had a thread about their grafting experience doing just that.
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Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:43 pm

$10 each,but that was before covid price.
One year all my heirloom plants did better than hybrid.

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Post: # 27124Unread post Whwoz
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:52 pm

The thread that I was thinking of Volvo

http://tomatoville.com/showthread.php?t ... t=Grafting
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Post: # 27126Unread post Volvo
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:29 pm

Whwoz that was the main reason for wanting to do it incase these pesky Nematodes do a show up again , plus just interested to see the outcome .
Ordered some grafting clips online and if by chance i have any room left over after this Spring plant tryout will give it a go.
Slugworth that indigo plant you mentioned was what i was thinking of as a tryout..
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Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:06 pm

Just need to do more research:)..
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Post: # 27129Unread post Volvo
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:10 pm

Whwoz wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:52 pm
The thread that I was thinking of Volvo

http://tomatoville.com/showthread.php?t ... t=Grafting
Very Interesting and gives me hope :)..
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