Get grafting

Grafting is a way of joining two plants together so that they benefit from each other's strengths. It is fairly simple to carry out and is ideal if a particular tomato plant does not usually grow well for you.

Grafting allows a tomato variety to take on advantageous qualities of another tomato plant, usually a more robust species or variety. By grafting your chosen variety onto a rootstock, it is possible to promote growth, increase fruit quality and yield, and confer other benefits such as tolerance of low temperatures and resistance to soil-borne diseases. You may buy seeds of tomato rootstocks, such as 'KNVF,' 'Beaufort,' and 'Brigeor.' Alternatively, use any tomato plant that you have found to be particularly resilient in your garden.

A graft should unite after 7-10 days: remove the cover and plant or pot the plant. Rub off any shoots emerging below the graft point (they will be more vigorous and overwhelm the grafted plant).

HOW TO GRAFT - combining the best qualities of two plants

Take the rootstock plant, and with pruning shears or a clean, sharp knife, cut straight across to leave a short stem.

Make a vertical cut downward about 1/>in (2cm) with a sharp knife into the center of the rootstock stem.

Take the rootstock plant, and with pruning shears or a clean, sharp knife, cut straight across to leave a short stem.

Make a vertical cut downward about 1/>in (2cm) with a sharp knife into the center of the rootstock stem.

3 Cut a healthy shoot from your chosen tomato plant. It should have a stem of a similar width to the rootstock.

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