recommended rootstock for tomato grafting for community gardens Capitol Hill

Asked February 8, 2016, 8:20 AM EST

I see there are several varieties of tomato rootstock to be used for grafting. Our gardeners will want to use heirloom tomatoes for the scion. (Brandywine and Purple Cherokee). Tomatoes (and eggplants and peppers) have been grown in our community gardens for 10 or more years so the soil contains many soilborne diseases. We have used Maxifort for rootstock in earlier years. Do you have any recommendations for the rootstock selection for use to use this year? Thanks,

District of Columbia County District of Columbia grafting rootstock selection

1 Response

The U of MD does not have research on rootstock recommendations for the tomatoes.
Look at the following links for more information https://search.extension.org/?q=grafting%20tomatoes
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