How to Graft Tomato and Eggplant: Tube Splice Method

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Grafting tomato and eggplant can minimize problems caused by flooding, soil-borne diseases, and root-knot nematode. Watch as staff from AVRDC – The World Veg…

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  1. So it turns out that plants swap genetic material when grafted. It would be
    really interesting to plant the seeds and see what the next generation
    looks like

  2. AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center has several eggplant rootstock lines
    that provide resistance/tolerance to flooding and root-knot nematode,
    whereas we have not found any tomato rootstock lines that provide this (for
    tomato scions). These eggplant rootstocks are also resistant to tomato
    bacterial wilt and Fusarium wilt. We have a tomato rootstock line that is
    resistant to bacterial wilt and Fusarium wilt, but it does not have the
    added advantage of flood- and nematode-resistance.

  3. I too, am wondering what would be the purpose of grafting tomatoes to
    eggplant rootstock. What if any advantages are there? 

  4. Hmmm not sure why you would use a eggplant root stock, the root system of
    eggplant is nowhere as vigorous, strong or as resistant to disease/virus as
    tomato rootstocks.

  5. The fruit will be the same variety as the scion (top part of the graft). It
    will not produce a hybrid of the scion and rootstock.

  6. Could i graft onto a root stock that still has its original growth tip /
    stem.. So you could have 1 plant produce more then 1 kind of fruit?

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