Grafted vegetables are created when the top part of one plant (the scion) is attached to the root system of a separate plant (the rootstock). The rootstock contributes vigor and disease resistance while the scion is chosen for fruit flavor or quality.
Introducing Our First Crop Ever of Grafted Tomatoes! - Our Garden News article about the history, methods, and benefits of grafting
Teaming Tomatoes - Gardening article about grafted tomatoes in The Register-Guard on April 21, 2011
Grafted tomatoes grab attention with improved vigor, production and disease resistance - by Kym Pokorny for The Oregonian
Close-up photos of grafted stems (macrophotography) - Photos and interpretation by Anthony Boutard
Watch for special events with Steve Goto, the Tomato King, of Gotomato.
Big Beef tomato comparison in the Log House garden.
Non-grafted on the left vs. grafted on the right.
Grafted Cupid tomato on the left vs. non-grafted on the right.
Grafted Tomatoes on Garden Time:
Grafted Tomatoes at 2011 Spring Trials:
Grafting for Disease Resistance in Heirloom Tomatoes - Publication from the NC Cooperative Extension Service
Grafting Can Help Fight Foliar Diseases, OSU Researchers Find – Ohio State University research found that grated tomatoes are more disease resistant and have higher levels of flavonoids
Grafting Techniques for Greenhouse Tomatoes – Article by Richard McAvoy, University of Connecticut
Tomato Grafting Research Program - North Carolina Cooperative Extension research, presentations, and handouts
Tomato Grafting Project – Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center research project (Ohio State University)
Vegetable Grafting Information Website - Research project from the University of Arizona and US Horticultural Research Laboratory
Tomato Grafting – Organic farmer Jack Manix from Vermont shares his grafting experiences
Grafted Vegetables - color handout with pictures and grafting info
Grafted Vegetables - You're Going to Want Them - by Mary Kate Mackey
Grafted Tomatoes - Blog entry from Portland Monthly's Plantwise
Tomato Grafting video from Johnny's Selected Seeds
What's That You Say? Grafted Tomatoes? - Garden Rant post with Ann Lovejoy
Super Naturals Grafted Vegetables - Mighty 'Mato grafted tomatoes
Grafted tomatoes: bigger, better for home gardeners - by Val Easton for The Seattle Times