Grafted tomatoes are essentially two plants spliced together. Heirloom tomato plants are known to have exceptional flavor but are prone to fungal, bacterial, and disease issues. By grafting heirloom tomato varieties onto vigorous rootstock, grafted tomatoes can out-produce and out-compete heirloom plants, without sacrificing flavor. We graft both heirloom and hybrid scions onto your chosen rootstock.
Highly Resistant Rootstock
We graft using High Power, Tenacity, Forte, Bravura, Reliance, Shincheongang, Truster (TD2), and Booster (TD1) Rootstock. Check out our Banner Rootstock Guide which shows a comparison of our tomato rootstocks and their resistance to common tomato diseases and pests; and How To Choose Rootstock for more information about choosing the rootstock for your situation.
Ordering Grafted Tomato Plants
Grafted Tomato Plants are available only in 72 count trays. Graft trays are sold at 70 grafts guaranteed per tray. If a tray is less than 70 grafts, the price will be adjusted accordingly and other varieties/rootstocks will be offered if available to meet the order numbers. If you are interested in grafting a different scion variety than one you see listed, please contact our office and request a quote.
Graft Mixed Trays Options
Graft Mixed Trays are available to ship March 22 – May 28 for the 2021 season. (Single variety trays are available year round.) We offer 6 pre-set mixes and do not take special orders at this time.
Heirloom Mix -Brandywine, Cherokee Purple, Striped German / Truster Rootstock
French Heirloom Mix – Marnero, Marbonne, Margold / Shincheongang Rootstock
Planting Grafted Tomatoes
We recommend transplanting grafted tomato plugs to the field or greenhouse within 3 days of arrival for optimum results. When planting, do not bury the graft point below the soil line. Remove any suckers that grow below the graft point as these are from the rootstock variety and will not yield good tomatoes.
Vigorous rootstock with a multi-disease resistance package. Ideal for long-term greenhouse production.
All around strong performer for disease and vigor. Moderate water uptake. Good balance between vegetative growth and fruit production.
High resistance to bacterial wilt with moderate vigor.
Excellent disease protection with increased vigor later in crop cycle. Good choice for dry or heavy soil conditions.
Strong and consistent performer. Multi-disease resistance package. Intermediate resistance to bacterial wilt and nematodes. Ideal for high-tunnels and open-field production. Not recommended for heirloom varieties.
Strongest resistance to bacterial wilt with modest vigor. Good choice for hot, high temperature regions.
Good all-around disease protection. Good balance between vegetative growth and fruit production. Easy to control with moderate vigor.
Highest vigor rootstock with a multi-disease resistance package. Ideal for greenhouse, high-tunnels, and open-field production. For use with less vigorous scions.