Grafted Vegetables

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.

SuperNaturals grafted vegetables may be ordered from Garden Life

A line of our grafted vegetables may also be ordered from Territorial Seed Company

Commercial growers are invited to email Log House Plants for Broker info about grafted liners.

SuperNaturals Participatory Plant Breeder information and A.P. Whaley Seed Company

Visit the SuperNaturals website for more information.

The following video, from GardenTime, is also quite informative:

Grafted tomato comparison

Have you heard about Ketchup ‘n’ Fries®? Read all about this amazing new plant in our Press Releases (SuperNaturals and Territorial); or watch the Colbert video:

The Colbert Video

This Ketchup‘n’Fries® video is from Good Morning America:

And this Ketchup‘n’Fries® video is from Garden Time:

Unexpected Edibles – The Register Guard, article by Sophia McDonald Bennett

Grafted tomatoes become super producers – USA Today article, with video interview

Grafted Tomatoes Beat Diseases – by Graham Rice, the Transatlantic Gardener

Grafted tomatoes are growing larger and producing more than regulars in my garden – by Kym Pokorny for The Oregonian

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

You can hear more about grafted tomatoes by downloading a podcast or mp3 file of Garden Life’s radio show for January 9, 2011.

Watch for special events with Steve Goto, the Tomato King, of Gotomato.


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Big Beef tomato comparison in the Log House garden.

Non-grafted on the left vs. grafted on the right.

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Grafted Cupid tomato on the left vs. non-grafted on the right.

Grafted Tomatoes on Garden Time:

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

A Love Song for Grafted Tomatoes -  by Randy L Rasmussen for The Oregonian