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Old September 6, 2013   #1
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Default Pepper Grafting

Tomato Grafting has become a piece of cake for me.. Now moving on to Pepper Grafting! Keeping fingers crossed but.. I am feeling somewhat confident that this is going to work.
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What are you using for root stock and for top stock and what is your goal?
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Old September 6, 2013   #3
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Stock - Thai Pepper
Scion - Yellow Bhut Jolokia

Goal is to be able to grow multiple varieties on one plant. Yellow Bhut Jolokia was very slow to get it going at the beginning. And i was so loving the production on my Thai Peppers. I am trying to get some practice propagating pepper cuttings. It's all for fun. I haven't seen much pepper grafting and thought it would be cool to give it a try after all the tomato grafting i did this year.
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Oo. A pepper plant with multiple scions would be incredibly useful for people with limited space. You could have all your superhots growing on one plant!

Do peppers make roots the same way tomatoes do?
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Oo. A pepper plant with multiple scions would be incredibly useful for people with limited space. You could have all your superhots growing on one plant!

Do peppers make roots the same way tomatoes do?
Do you mean will they grow from cuttings and grow roots along the stem if they are buried deeper?

I've buried peppers deeper and they have done well and some have grow roots higher up than they originally did. I suspect it's species and variety dependent.

I wonder how much you can intermix the edible Solanums. I'm thinking pepper grafted to a tomato or tomatillo to make it more vigorous.
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More Pepper Grafting Fun

Scions - Yellow Bhut & Orange Habanero

Currently I am using Honey as a rooting hormone just as a test.
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Great stuff Delerium! Glad to see you are still at it.
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Thanks JamesL! Will report back in about 10 days to see how these 2 grafts do. If i can get the dual scions to take that would be incredibly awesome. Anyone who has any experience with rooting peppers - do pepper cuttings usually wilt while being rooted because my grafts shows no sign of wilt and its been over 8 hrs since i did the graft.
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Oo. A pepper plant with multiple scions would be incredibly useful for people with limited space. You could have all your superhots growing on one plant!

Do peppers make roots the same way tomatoes do?
Peppers don't root as easily as tomatoes do. Most use rooting hormones to root pepper cuttings. I've decided to try honey first and if that doesn't work i will give the rooting hormones a try.

Has anyone else had any luck grafting peppers?
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You have inspired me to try pepper grafting. Is the honey used on the cut surface or is used to seal the graft?

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You have inspired me to try pepper grafting. Is the honey used on the cut surface or is used to seal the graft?

jon
I only added honey to encourage root growth not at the graft point but that might be worth trying.
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I thought I read something about people using eggplant as rootstock? I think tomatillo would be an interesting choice, they're so vigorous. I wonder if that would affect the pepper being perennial?

I already find peppers to be one of the most robust plants in my garden, so I'm not sure of the benefit there. But it sure would be neat to see a bonsai pepper with multiple types of peppers growing on it! Especially with peppers being perennial -- you could do the graft once, and get a variety for years!
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Has anyone tried an interspecies graft. I'm thinking C. Chinese on C. Annum or C. Chinese on C. pubescens or the other way around
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I tried pepper grafting with little success a couple of years ago. However I had no experience and was all thumbs when doing it. Of about 10 attempts 2 succeeded I think. 1 was Onza (C. annuum) onto Nepalese Bell (C. baccatum).

Vitamin c (ascorbic acid) deficiency was something I recall reading about.

http://www.deepdyve.com/lp/elsevier/...cum-IyJBj4gea8

I hope this helps.

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So here is a sneak preview of what's going on!
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