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Old February 17, 2019   #4
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Join Date: May 2016
Location: Williamsburg VA Zone 7b
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Thank you both.

I graft because bacterial wilt is so bad here - often claiming about half my plants before any tomatoes ripen. Last year, it took out most of my Big Beef and Big Brandy plants too. I could probably plant a lot more but it breaks my heart to see loaded tomato plants suddenly wilt and die.

I wasn't sure how a regular root stock would graft onto a dwarf since the growth habits are so different - the dwarf being much thicker, etc. Good to know that it works.

Last year, I grew my dwarfs on virgin land and did not lose any. I liked the production of in ground v. the potted dwarfs I grew the year before. And, they required a lot less watering which really helped when I was away.

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