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 Shincheongang, Truster (TD2), and Booster (TD1) Rootstock. Check out this USDA Description of Rootstocks, which shows a comparison of commercial tomato rootstocks and their resistance to common tomato diseases and pests.
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. We offer 6 pre-set mixes and do not take special orders at this time.
Heirloom Mix -Brandywine, Cherokee Purple, Striped German / Shincheongang 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.