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Grafted tomatoes

Posted by puzzlefan 5 (My Page) on
Sun, Jan 20, 13 at 16:02

Planning for limited use gardening and only tomatoes in containers, I am considering grafted tomato plants. Has anyone used these; comments?


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RE: Grafted tomatoes

Link below is to a number of previous discussions about grafted tomatoes, several of them recently.

Hope this helps.

Dave

Here is a link that might be useful: Grafted tomato plant discussions


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RE: Grafted tomatoes

I have had great results with grafted tomatoes. You mentioned containers...a traditional tomato plant needs at least a 15 gallon container. Grafts, due to their larger root system, need even more. Half wine barrels are perfect!


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Puzzlefan, I didn't take the timeto read the link Dave gave,and I probably participated in some of them, but I see you're in a zone 5 area so you have few if any soilborne diseases.Rootstock and grafting is directed against soilborne diseases.

What's most common in zone 5 and similar are the fungal and bacterial foliage diseases, and off hand I don't know of any rootstock out there that helps with foliage diseases.

Carolyn


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