Grafted vegetables have become incredibly popular over the last few years, if you have tried them then you know why.
Sometimes the variety of plant with the strongest roots produces the worst fruit and the other way round.
Grafted plants have the best of both worlds, where the plant that will produce the best fruit, is placed on the top of the plant with the strongest roots. That process is known as grafting.
Commercially the grafting method of vegetable production has been used for some-time, however Suttons Seeds have developed the grafted plant for the home gardener and our customers have had extraordinary results. Available for aubergines, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers sweet potato, melons, and squashes, gardeners can expect up to 75% more crop!
All areas of the plants’ growing lifecycle are improved from:
- Big increases in yield from larger more vigorous plants
- Earlier cropping yet with sufficient vigour to crop well later on in the season
- Ability to grow in the greenhouse or outdoor with little or no heating required
- Excellent soil-borne pest and disease resistance– no more ring culture or grow bags – plant straight in the soil
- Greatertolerance to nutritional disorders
Over the past two years Suttons has introduced a range of ‘turbo‘ grafted vegetable plants, which, have been giving “best ever” vegetable crops.
We stock many of the varieties of grafted vegetables in Sutton’s range.
- Are more vigorous, producing larger plants and heavier crops of top quality fruit!
- Perform well with little or no heat in your greenhouse, so you save energy and money!
- Start cropping earlier in spring and continue later into autumn, giving a much longer picking time!
- Have greater resistance to pests and diseases such as nematodes, fusarium and verticillium wilts!
- Have less susceptibility to nutritional disorders!
Grafted vegetables perform well in sunny, sheltered spots outside, but are particularly recommended for Greenhouse growing, where they will fulfil their full potential.
Suttons have produced grafted Tomatoes, Grafted peppers, Grafted Melons, Grafted Watermelons, and Grafted Squash.