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Planning to Root Cuttings of Overwintered Tomatoes

Posted by behlgarden 9 (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 19, 12 at 17:32

OK folks, I was able to overwinter some heirloom tomatoes successfully:
1. Chocolate Stripes
2. 1884
3. Italian Heirloom
4. Beefsteak
5. Cherry Red Large

Although I am growing more varities from seeds, I plan on rooting the cuting from overwintered tomatoes to get a head start and try out. I got rooting hormone ready to go. Will let you know results.

I might also try to graft tomatoes to experiment

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RE: Planning to Root Cuttings of Overwintered Tomatoes

I am growing Italian Heirloom for the first time this year. What did you think of the taste and production. I have heard it is a prolific producer.

RE: Planning to Root Cuttings of Overwintered Tomatoes

It is absolutely delicious tomato. In my garden it beat brandywine red in taste. Size was quite large too. Its sweet, juicy and with very little fine seeds. I got hit with BER and then Squirrels took care of everything else.

This year I have better plans. I also got nemetode problem that I discovered so I have already used special fungicide that helps somewhat.

RE: Planning to Root Cuttings of Overwintered Tomatoes

You don't need rooting hormone. Tomato cuttings root like gangbusters in just plain old moist potting mix. Do them all the time. I assume you know which parts of the plant to use, right?

Good luck.


RE: Planning to Root Cuttings of Overwintered Tomatoes

Great news on the taste of Italian Heirloom. Cant wait! Thanks.

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