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. For a more detailed history of grafting, please click here.
A line of our grafted vegetables may also be ordered from Territorial Seed Company
Visit the SuperNaturals website for more information.
The following video, from GardenTime, is also quite informative:
Have you heard about Ketchup ‘n’ Fries®? Read all about this amazing new plant in our Press Releases (SuperNaturals and Territorial). For tips on how to maximize production on both your tomato and potato harvests, read here.
Be sure to watch the hilarious Colbert video, too:
The Colbert Video
This Ketchup‘n’Fries® video is from Good Morning America:
And this Ketchup‘n’Fries® video is from Garden Time:
Grafted tomatoes become super producers – USA Today article, with video interview
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
Close-up photos of grafted stems (macrophotography) – Photos and interpretation by Anthony Boutard
You can hear more about grafted tomatoes by downloading a podcast file of Garden Life’s radio show for January 9, 2011.
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:
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
Techniques for Tomato Grafting – Purdue Extension Service
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
A Love Song for Grafted Tomatoes – by Randy L Rasmussen for The Oregonian