New! Rootstock with stronger germination and bacterial wilt resistance.
In our trials, Shin Cheong Gang out-performs Maxifort for consistent germination and seedling growth uniformity: both important criteria for successful grafting. Medium vigor makes Shin Cheong Gang a great host for a wide range of scion types and growing conditions. Offers a broad disease package, including resistance to Fusarium and bacterial wilt, which is especially useful for growers facing these issues in the Southern U.S., in both open field and unheated high tunnels. High resistance to Fusarium wilt (races 1, 2, and 3), Fusarium crown and root rot, Rhizoctonia, tomato mosaic virus, and Verticillium wilt; and intermediate resistance to bacterial wilt and nematodes. For use as rootstock only. Unprimed seed. Avg. 331,100 seeds/lb.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Solanum lycopersicum CULTURE: For more information on grafting with rootstock tomatoes, please refer to one of our production guides: Top Grafting Tomatoes or Side Grafting Tomatoes. Maxifort rootstock can lead to uneven germination in some conditions; if grafting to Maxifort, see our Maxifort production guide for tips on mitigating this issue. After cotyledons (first leaves) have expanded, fertilize with a complete nutrient solution (EC 1.0, pH 5.8) or equivalent as needed to keep plants dark green and healthy; increase EC as plants grow. Once the grafted plants have healed, continue by growing and managing the plants as you would normally. Grow plants at 66-68°F (19-20°C) day and night temperature. When transplanting into the greenhouse, maintain 73-77°F (23-25°C) day and night temperature for a few days after transplanting to promote rapid vegetative growth and root establishment. Once fruit begins to set, lower night temperature to 62-66°F (17-19°C) and keep a daytime temperature of 68-72°F (20-22°C). DISEASES AND PESTS: Regularly schedule releases of beneficial insects to control pests. TRANSPLANTS: Avg. 950 plants/1,000 seeds.
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Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.
Disease Resistance Codes
Fusarium Wilt (Races 1, 2, and 3)
Fusarium Crown and Root Rot
Tomato Mosaic Virus
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits. Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Variety is easy-to-grow.
Variety that we have found, based on our trials, to be the best performers in a climate-controlled greenhouse environment.
Variety that can be grown successfully using hydroponic growing methods, such as NFT (Nutrient Film Technique), DWC (Deep Water Culture), or other soilless growing systems.