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Old August 10, 2013   #1
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Default Triple Variety Tomato Graft Experiment

Pretty Happy about how this turned out. Out of the 3 varieties 2 varieties have already set tomatoes. Still waiting on the Brandywine graft to set but I am sure we will get a few before the end of the season. 2 Potato Leaf varieties with 1 regular leaf. I have about 14 grafted plants all doing excellent.
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Pretty Happy about how this turned out. Out of the 3 varieties 2 varieties have already set tomatoes. Still waiting on the Brandywine graft to set but I am sure we will get a few before the end of the season. 2 Potato Leaf varieties with 1 regular leaf. I have about 14 grafted plants all doing excellent.
Very strange, and intriguing!
Andrey was describing an apple tree with 4 apple grafts and a pear on it in his think of a business thread, this is neat to do it with tomatoes. Clever. I think you have bragging rights here.


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Oh, come on Delerium! You're making all the rest of us single variety grafters look bad! (Especially since a lot of us struggled to get even the single ones going!)

(But it is pretty darn cool!)
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This was the grafting experiment based on (*what i call branch grafting*) the friendly bet with Redbaron who was skeptic about this working out. He has been awful quiet lately (just teasing RB). So far.. I feel like I am winning the bet *smiles*
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This was the grafting experiment based on (*what i call branch grafting*) the friendly bet with Redbaron who was skeptic about this working out. He has been awful quiet lately (just teasing RB). So far.. I feel like I am winning the bet *smiles*
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Picture 1 & 2 - Macro Bin - Dual Variety Tomato Grafts
Picture 3 - Branch Graft on to Beaufort (Potato Leaf / Regular Leaf)
Picture 4 - Not impressed with Maxifort and Multifort. Beaufort is in the lead compared to the other 2 graft types.
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Did you know you can graft a tomato onto a tobacco plant?! It's true, but I wouldn't want to risk my life by eating the fruit (Ha!). : )
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Dude! (or is it Dudette)!

You're making the Christmas tree I was referring to a couple of months ago (only I was contemplating cherry plants).

Well done!

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It's a Father Daughter Team effort

The brains behind the Tomato Grafting Project
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Dude! (or is it Dudette)!

You're making the Christmas tree I was referring to a couple of months ago (only I was contemplating cherry plants).

Well done!

Charley
Yeah... The Christmas Tree plans are for 2014 garden. This was more of a Trial Run to see if it was going to work or not. Still have a few months to see how these triple variety plants workout. I will update here till the end of the season. Now i have a pretty decent idea of what root stocks i wanna use again. Grafting just added a whole new level of fun!
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Oh, come on Delerium! You're making all the rest of us single variety grafters look bad! (Especially since a lot of us struggled to get even the single ones going!)

(But it is pretty darn cool!)
Nah Nah! More like teasing than trying to make anyone look bad lol!
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lol. You mean like this? 2nd Jar is Ketchup
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Nah Nah! More like teasing than trying to make anyone look bad lol!
Oh, I know! Just teasing you back.

Hey, people like you keep us on our toes and trying to do our best!
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Oh, I know! Just teasing you back.

Hey, people like you keep us on our toes and trying to do our best!
Growing Tomatoes will never get Dull or Boring that's for sure. My goal for next year is to grow 3 variety grafts for every plant in my growing space. Right now I am trying to decide which varieties i want on the same plant (trying to do different colors, sizes, shapes on the same plant). It's going to be lots of fun & totally cool! For eg Black Cherry, Sungold and Red Velvet on the same plant would be a sight to see..
Imagination going wild! =)
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Back when I lived in a small apartment, this would have been a dream come true! Three kinds of tomatoes in the space of one? Wow! I could have grown nine varieties of tomatoes on one tiny little patio! Totally cool, indeed!

But having given it some thought, I'll probably just live vicariously through your experiments, admiring them but not attempting them myself. These days, I have enough space for at least one plant per variety, so while the multi-grafts are ridiculously cool, they aren't necessary for me anymore.

The truth is that, I don't know how you keep them all straight! I am obsessive about labeling my seeds and plants so that I don't get them mixed up. Even so, adding in the grafting process with so many different scions, I lost track of which were which a couple of times. There were two plants that I knew were one of two varieties, but I couldn't figure out which.

That's with just one variety per plant! I'm imagining how confusing it would be with three per plant. Nope! That kind of stress might give me a stroke!
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