Grafted Vegetables

Grafted vegetables are created when the top part of one plant (the scion) is attached to the root system of a separate plant (the rootstock). The rootstock contributes vigor and disease resistance while the scion is chosen for fruit flavor or quality.

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Introducing Our First Crop Ever of Grafted Tomatoes! - Our Garden News article about the history, methods, and benefits of grafting

Teaming Tomatoes - Gardening article about grafted tomatoes in The Register-Guard on April 21, 2011

Grafted tomatoes grab attention with improved vigor, production and disease resistance - by Kym Pokorny for The Oregonian

Close-up photos of grafted stems (macrophotography) - Photos and interpretation by Anthony Boutard

You can hear more about grafted tomatoes by downloading a podcast or mp3 file of Garden Life's radio show for January 9, 2011.

Watch for special events with Steve Goto, the Tomato King, of Gotomato.


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Big Beef tomato comparison in the Log House garden.
Non-grafted on the left vs. grafted on the right.

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Grafted Cupid tomato on the left vs. non-grafted on the right.

Grafted Tomatoes on Garden Time:

Grafted Tomatoes at 2011 Spring Trials:

Grafting for Disease Resistance in Heirloom Tomatoes - Publication from the NC Cooperative Extension Service

Grafting Can Help Fight Foliar Diseases, OSU Researchers Find – Ohio State University research found that grated tomatoes are more disease resistant and have higher levels of flavonoids

Grafting Techniques for Greenhouse Tomatoes – Article by Richard McAvoy, University of Connecticut

Tomato Grafting Research Program - North Carolina Cooperative Extension research, presentations, and handouts

Tomato Grafting Project – Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center research project (Ohio State University)

Vegetable Grafting Information Website - Research project from the University of Arizona and US Horticultural Research Laboratory

Tomato Grafting – Organic farmer Jack Manix from Vermont shares his grafting experiences

Grafted Vegetables - color handout with pictures and grafting info

Grafted Vegetables - You're Going to Want Them - by Mary Kate Mackey

Grafted Tomatoes - Blog entry from Portland Monthly's Plantwise

Tomato Grafting video from Johnny's Selected Seeds

What's That You Say? Grafted Tomatoes? - Garden Rant post with Ann Lovejoy

Super Naturals Grafted Vegetables - Mighty 'Mato grafted tomatoes

Grafted tomatoes: bigger, better for home gardeners - by Val Easton for The Seattle Times