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Side-Grafting Tomatoes | Advantages, Materials, Technique | Tech Sheet (PDF)
Follow the detailed instructions in this Tech Sheet to reap all the benefits of side-grafting: overcome disease and production-related issues, improve overall crop health, reduce or eliminate pesticide use, lengthen harvest duration, and significantly increase net income. The entire process from sowing of rootstock and scion varieties to final transplanting of grafted plants into greenhouse soil or soilless medium normally takes 6-8 weeks. The major advantage of side grafting is that this method is more forgiving of differing stem diameters than top grafting... Read More
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Top-Grafting Tomatoes | Advantages, Materials, Technique | Tech Sheet (PDF)
Follow the detailed instructions in this Tech Sheet to graft desirable fruiting tomato varieties to vigorous, disease-resistant tomato rootstocks as a cost-effective method for overcoming disease and production-related issues; improving overall crop health; reducing or eliminating the need for pesticide use; lengthening harvest duration; and significantly increasing net income. The entire process from sowing of rootstock and scion varieties to final transplanting of grafted plants into greenhouse soil or soilless media normally takes 6-8 weeks. Read More
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Top Grafting Starter Kit Instructions | Tech Sheet (PDF)
Follow the detailed instructions in this Tech Sheet as guidelines for using your Top-Grafting Starter Kit (#7312). Read More
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Side-Grafting Starter Kit Instructions | Tech Sheet (PDF)
Follow the instructions in this Tech Sheet as a preliminary guide to using your Side-Grafting Starting Kit. Kit Contents: Spare Blades for Miter-Cut Grafting Knife; Chapin 48-oz Hand Sprayer; (200) Spring-Loaded Side-Grafting Clips; 5) Large Clear Propagation Domes; (5) 72-Cell Plug Flats; (90) 3½” Square Pots; (5) Lightweight Mesh Trays; (5) Shallow White Leakproof Trays. Read More
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Video: How to Graft Greenhouse Tomatoes
Produced by the University of Vermont Extension, this video covers key elements of top-grafting and side-grafting greenhouse tomatoes, as well as cultural considerations for grafted greenhouse tomato plants. Additional notes on grafting of cucumbers and eggplants. Read More
Key Growing Information
Grafted Tomato Plants | Key Growing Information
Written by our research team, this reference contains the essential information for growing grafted tomato plants. Read more for a successful harvest! Read More
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'Maxifort' Rootstock Tomato Germination | Tech Sheet (PDF)
Follow the recommendations in this Tech Sheet for best results with germination of 'Maxifort,’ an interspecific tomato cross — the product of traditional plant breeding crosses between a domesticated tomato parent and a wild tomato parent. To improve germination rate and uniformity, we recommend careful consideration of the measures we have outlined here. Read More
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Miter-Cut Grafting Knife (7172) | Johnny's Selected Seeds' Coloring Book
Here's a line drawing of the Miter-Cut Grafting Knife (#7172) for you to color in, from Johnny's Selected Seeds' Coloring Book. Read More
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Humidity Domes | Comparison Chart (PDF)
Full-color, downloadable/printable (PDF) chart comparing our humidity dome offerings, including Clear Acrylic Domes and Propagation Domes for seed-starting and grafted plant healing chambers. Read More
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Video: An Intro to the Fundamentals of Tomato Grafting Success | Johnny's Webinar Series
Join Johnny's Tomato Trialing Technician Daniel Yoder and our former Northeast U.S. Sales Representative, Julie Fine in an introduction to the fundamentals of top-grafting tomato plants. Read More
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Fundamentals of Tomato Grafting Resources | Johnny's Educational Webinar Series
Welcome to our Resources page for the Fundamentals of Tomato Grafting webinar, a list of materials to help provide you with the knowledge needed for small-scale production of grafted tomato plants. Read More
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Webinar | Fundamentals of Tomato Grafting | Slide Show (PDF)
A slideshow recap of Johnny's Fundamentals of Tomato Grafting Webinar. Topics: • Why graft? • Rootstock selection • Demo: How to top-graft • Healing protocol • Grower experiences • ADDITIONAL RESOURCES Read More
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Video: Tomato Top-Grafting Demo: Splice Grafting & Cleft Grafting • Materials & Technique
Johnny's Tomato Trialing Technician Daniel Yoder provides a top-grafting demo as a component of our Fundamentals of Tomato Grafting webinar. Daniel demonstrates both splice grafting and cleft grafting, with diagrams and recommendations for protocol and materials. Watch and learn by practicing with your own setup. Read More
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Cucumber Grafting | Advantages, Materials & Technique
Illustrated step-by-step technique, tips, and guidelines to get you started top-grafting cucumbers to maximize yield and ROI, with Johnny's Vegetable Trial Technician, Nate Gorlin-Crenshaw. Read More
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How to Top-Graft Cucumbers | Tech Sheet (PDF)
Follow the steps in this Tech Sheet for best results with top-grafting greenhouse cucumbers onto an interspecific squash cross rootstock to reach earlier harvests, improve plant health and stress tolerance, and increase net income. Read More
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