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Grafting Herbaceous Stock

Posted by ThatAdeniumGuy (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 31, 14 at 16:57

Although grafting is an age-old technique, herbaceous grafting is a fairly recent invention.

This is an excerpt I found years ago while googling cocktail tree. It's the concept of a cocktail herb. Basically take those pomato's (tomato-potato) you see everywhere and multiply it on a larger scale. I.E. Brussel sprouts and kale on one plant, etc...

"Brassica oleraceaseems like a particularly good candidate for such an experiment. This one species includes cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and kale. Yes, all these plants are cultivars of the exact same species"

Has anyone seen something like this done before, for sale. mentioned by another, etc,..? I'm not going to try making one, but would be interested in buying if their is a source. I can't find much info so all helps.

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RE: Grafting Herbaceous Stock

It would be a fun experiment but other than that I don't know what the purpose would be. The kale/sprout example would be a lot of work just to get two vegetables on one plant which are already easy to grow individually. Plus they are discarded after a season anyway. As for herbs which ones do you think would be good candidates? Maybe a couple of different lavenders on one plant? It hardly seems worth the effort on anything which does not form a permanent woody structure. You'd be pulling up or pruning back your work every season.

As for the Pomato, or TomTato (TM) as it's known here. It took Thompson and Morgan 15 years to develop and they want 14.99 ($25) for a single small plant. It's a rip off.

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