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- Fundamentals of Tomato Grafting
Fundamentals of Tomato Grafting
- Why graft?
- Rootstock selection
- Demo: How to top-graft
- Healing protocol
- Grower experiences
- ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
Welcome to the Resources page for our Fundamentals of Tomato Grafting webinar, a list of educational materials covering the basics of getting started with small-scale production of grafted tomato plants.
OVERVIEW: Top-grafting tomatoes can improve fruit production, provide disease resistance, and lengthen harvest duration.
Johnny's Tomato Trialing Technician Daniel Yoder and Northeast U.S. Sales Representative Julie Fine introduce the fundamentals of top-grafting tomato plants.
Northeast growers Skip Paul (Wishing Stone Farm, Little Compton, Rhode Island) and Andre Cantelmo (Heron Pond Farm, South Hampton, New Hampshire) also join us, to share their experience with the process of healing grafted plants.
Our goal is to provide you with the key aspects of top-grafting tomatoes for small-scale production, so you can get started on your own with solid know-how and reliable materials.
The presentation runs approximately 50 minutes, and is followed by a Q&A session. Below are some additional learning resources to help you achieve success with tomato grafting.
Webinar ResourcesTomato Top-Grafting Webinar • VIDEO
Fundamentals of Tomato Grafting Recap/Slideshow • 15-pp PDF
Tomato Top-Grafting Demo: Splice Grafting & Cleft Grafting Materials & Technique • VIDEO
Andre Cantelmo of Heron Pond Farm on Tomato Grafting • VIDEO
Skip Paul of Wishing Stone Farm on Tomato Grafting • VIDEO
Additional Grafting Resources from Johnny'sGrafting Supplies: We offer a couple different kits to get you started, a miter-cut grafting knife and replacement blades, plus an assortment of clips to suit your grafting preferences.
Top-Grafting Tomatoes | Advantages, Materials, Technique | Tech Sheet (PDF)
Top Grafting Starter Kit | Instruction Manual
'Maxifort' Rootstock Tomato: Steps to Optimize Seed Germination Rate & Seedling Uniformity | Tech Sheet (PDF)
Video: How to Graft Greenhouse Tomatoes
Side-Grafting Starter Kit | Instruction Manual
Side-Grafting Tomatoes | Advantages, Materials, Technique | Tech Sheet (PDF)
Miter-Cut Grafting Knife (7172) | Johnny's Selected Seeds' Coloring Book
More Educational Resources
Manuals & Guides
- VegetableGrafting.org • Vegetable Grafting Manual
- Ohio State University Extension • Grafting Guide (3rd Ed., Bulletin 950)
- University of California at Davis • Guide to Cleft Grafting
YouTube Tutorial Videos from Kansas State Research & Extension Specialist Cary Rivard
Additional Grafting Video Demos