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snugglekitten August 13, 2014 06:40 AM

Grafting with other Solanaceae
 
Anyone brave such an experiment or have data on someone that has?

Potatoes?
Henbane?
Jimson weed?


Best regards,
SK

Tom Wagner August 13, 2014 11:18 AM

I have an ongoing experiment with potato seedlings grafted onto tomato rootstocks, and a more limited tomatoes grafted onto potato seedling rootstocks.

My potato seedlings grafted onto tomatoes are still growing as perennials since October.

Darren Abbey August 13, 2014 04:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Tom Wagner (Post 427498)
I have an ongoing experiment with potato seedlings grafted onto tomato rootstocks, and a more limited tomatoes grafted onto potato seedling rootstocks.

What is the motivation of potatoes on tomato rootstocks? selecting for flower/seed production?

GaMadGardener August 13, 2014 05:04 PM

Do not use Jimson weed!!!!! It was one of the first tried grafting stocks in the 20's, down here in the Southeastern states. Though it produced great plant, the fruit would build up poison. /puke

Mad

Tom Wagner August 13, 2014 11:52 PM

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What is the motivation of potatoes on tomato rootstocks? selecting for flower/seed production?
The first round of grafting was to mimic the Thompson & Morgan hand-grafted plants producing potatoes and tomatoes at the same time with its new TomTato. Although the first attempt did, in fact, produce tomatoes and potatoes at the same time ii was done in one gallon containers and I think the results were a bit underwhelming.

The second round of grafting was done with my suggestion to get the potatoes to bloom and bloom over a long time as most potatoes die down about the time of potato berry maturity. Many other promising research agendas from the grafts are on-going.

Tracydr August 14, 2014 02:06 PM

I've seen somewhere that somebody was using eggplant. That would make sense in a hotter climate I assume.

Cole_Robbie August 14, 2014 02:56 PM

www.tomatoville.com/showthread.php?t=32878

I have a theory that if the above-ground Jimson Weed growth was kept trimmed away, then the tomatoes would not be toxic. But I don't have a lab to test my results, so I didn't try it.

The Jimson Weed patch in the cow field behind my house is an 8' tall jungle. The roots over-winter, which is why it comes back so ferociously. I think an established patch of ground with a Jimson Weed root system in place would grow the biggest tomato plants I have ever seen.

snugglekitten August 15, 2014 03:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Cole_Robbie (Post 427672)
www.tomatoville.com/showthread.php?t=32878

I have a theory that if the above-ground Jimson Weed growth was kept trimmed away, then the tomatoes would not be toxic. But I don't have a lab to test my results, so I didn't try it.

The Jimson Weed patch in the cow field behind my house is an 8' tall jungle. The roots over-winter, which is why it comes back so ferociously. I think an established patch of ground with a Jimson Weed root system in place would grow the biggest tomato plants I have ever seen.

Thanks for the link, and thanks for the information, Tom, Cole, et all.

I would like to try henbane because the of the outrageous root system, so if anyone has a hint of where to get the seed (and assuming its legal in EU/USA) please let me know.

GaMadGardener August 15, 2014 04:25 PM

http://companionplants.com/catalog/p...a6ab4700884ccc

snugglekitten August 16, 2014 12:23 PM

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Originally Posted by GaMadGardener (Post 427789)

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An important witch plant - reported side effects have included insanity and death.
Witch plants are hardcore.

Don't try this one at home, kids.

RootLoops August 16, 2014 08:53 PM

it's so crazy that the same family of plants that potatoes, tomatoes, and eggplants belong to also includes such deadly toxin producers! i can remember as a teen seeing a "shocking" news story on a tabloid show about jimson weed, supposedly the "new way kids are getting high" i can remember trying to find some to trip on, as that was the mindset i had as a teen, always looking for shrooms and the like. all i had to go on was the encyclopedia entry on jimson weed, luckily i never found any, i'm almost certain i wouldn't be the same if i had survived.

snugglekitten August 17, 2014 04:54 AM

Tomatoes are the exception to the rule.


Tobacco is the world's most consumbed stimulant.
Potatoes are toxic when consumed raw.
The other solanaceae don't have a stellar reputation.
Even the leaves of tomato plants are toxic.


Its actually pretty logical that Europeans where whigged out about consuming tomatoes for so long, given the generally high level of botanical knowledge back then.


Jamestown was supposed to be a giant tobacco plantation and its interesting that the pilgrims were getting wasted on Jimson weed during the long, dismal winter hours.

Kinda puts Salem into perspective.

GaMadGardener August 18, 2014 04:30 AM

Have you thought of trying The ‘Devil Plant’ Solanum capsicoides, or
Solanum quitoense, known as naranjilla.
Mad

snugglekitten August 18, 2014 05:36 PM

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Originally Posted by GaMadGardener (Post 428102)
Have you thought of trying The ‘Devil Plant’ Solanum capsicoides, or
Solanum quitoense, known as naranjilla.
Mad

No,

Actually I can't believe how we moderns are in such shock that Europeans didn't eat this fruit for several hundred years.

Solonaceae are a veritable snakespit of toxic alkaloids.

natekurz August 26, 2014 02:21 PM

I've got a handful of tomato grafts growing this year on Black Beauty Eggplant (Solanum melongena) and Gbogname (S. Macrocarpon). While there are several potentially confounding factors (timing, soil, graft quality), performance on both has been extremely poor. Flavor doesn't seem to be adversely affected, but the plants on both are stunted and the fruits are small and scarce. It hasn't been a very encouraging experiment. By contrast, the couple dozen grafts I have on the commercial rootstock Multifort (S. lycopersicum × S. habrochaites) are generally doing better than the same varieties on their own roots.


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