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Grafting Tomatoes on Eggplant Rootstock

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Summary:
Tomato is one of the most popular and widely used vegetables in the
world. Various research groups around the glove in the plant industry
have conducted a painstaking

research, and studied on how to improve tomato production especially in
during off-season, and now found the new technology.


Keywords:
tomato garden, tomato gardening, garden tips, gardening advise, vegetable
gardening, grafting, rotten tomato, growing tomato, sweet tomato,
tomatoes, tomato, tomato plant, tomato disease, tomato plant care, how to
grow tomato, tomato plant disease, growing tomato plant, tomato seed,
pruning tomatoes


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Tomato is one of the most popular and widely used veget ables in the
world. Tomato plants can grow on every ground that has a good structure
and water housekeeping. In terms of mass production, tomato yields is
highly seasonal. Farmers and gardeners seldom plant tomatoes during rainy
season due to high risks exposure on garden flooding and prevalence of
pests and tomato plants diseases.

Tomato plants may suffer blooms that keep falling off without production
of fruit could be caused by Blossom End Rot, a Fruit Rot - A mold growing
inside tomatoes as they ripen but outside the tomatoes are healthy, or
Early Blight - Leaves that curl up, turn a yellowish brown color and
almost look like black spot found on rose bushes.Early blight is a
fungus. Dark brown to black spots on the leafs with concentric rings,
usually starting on the lower leaves. Leaves can turn yellow and drop off
the plant.

Various research groups around the glove in the plant industry have
conducted a painstaking research, and studied on how to improve tomato
production especially during off-season. In the Philippines, researchers
at the Bureau of Plant Industry in Los Banos National Crop Research and
Development, a research laboratory based in Los Banos Laguna, have
discovered a

new technology for tomato off-season production. This new tomato off-
season production technology is now being commercialized in the region.

Tomato growers, farmers and gardeners who wants to earn more from tomato
harvested during rainy season, may find this technology beneficial. Even
the hobbyist gardeners may find this tomato off-season production
technology, enjoyable, as they continuously plant tomatoes in pots,
boxes, or any available containers, for easy and accessible fresh tomato
yields during

mealtime.

Grafting tomato on eggplant rootstock is one way of eliminating bacterial
wilt, which is a very destructive disease of tomato. Research showed that
grafted tomatoes in the eggplant rootstock yielded a 21% higher than the
ordinary tomato seedlings. The grafting process is simple. Sow seeds of
eggplant for rootstock 5-7 days ahead of tomatoes. Graft when eggplant is
3-4 weeks old. Cut the stock and scion ( the same size ) with a
sterilized blade at 70-80 degree angles above the first two leaves (the
cotyledon). Insert rubber tubing, 10mm long and 1-1.5 cm diameter on the
stock allowing the cut portion of the scion or splice to get in touch
with each other. Set the grafter plants inside the humidity chamber and
transfer seedlings in a cool dry place with complete black net cover for
4-7 days. The seedlings are then ready for transplanting.

The eggplant variety used for rootstock is EG-203 which known and
identified to be very highly resistant to bacterial wilt and other soil-
borne tomato plant disease organisms.

The tomato variety for scion must be an indeterminate t ype wherein
trellis must be provided for favorable vegetable development.

Try this tomato off-season production technology and enjoy a fruitful
tomatoes growing on eggplant rootstock.

				
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