wacky grafting ideas for 2012

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Re: wacky grafting ideas for 2012

Postby eeldip » Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:16 pm

matt walker wrote:Eeldip, your lychee tomato is just blowing my mind right now. What can't it do?

That with a delicious tomato grafted on? Amazing! .


yeap, thats the basic concept. its an amazingly tough plant. its pretty amazingly well adapted to the PNW for a solanum. if the seeds germinated at a lower temp, it would probably be a horrible weed.

tomatoes are theoretically adaptable. at least thats my theory. based on tomato scions working with potato rootstock. or crazier things like this:
http://www.ozpolitic.com/gardening/graf ... bacco.html

i think liche tomato has the advantage of already being a somewhat good tasting fruit, so i don't think it will affect tomato taste as much. and due to its frost resistance, it might extend the season by months.
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Re: wacky grafting ideas for 2012

Postby matt walker » Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:51 pm

Solanum Y Solanum.
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Re: wacky grafting ideas for 2012

Postby Lollykoko » Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:13 am

matt walker wrote:Yeah, I'm feeling inspired by all of this talk. I learned a lot about grafting tomatoes last night. Wikipedia has a great little page on it. Of course, they make it look super easy. Eeldip, I didn't see any mention of your awesome rootstock idea. I think you need to do that. Do you have those tiny tubes to graft with?

Guy, the "living building" discussion is inspiring me as well. Yeah, it's time to just get out there and do it, right? I've got a lower pasture and a garden surrounded by willow, and have been meaning to start that living fence around the garden for years. This is the year, even if I just stick a few cuttings in the ground. Any info on when the best time of year is? I'm guessing spring, but when? Now? When they show buds? I dunno.


Matt, I don't have any practical experience yet either, but I'd guess after the sap starts running is soon enough. Right now any cuttings would be dormant and probably wouldn't root for you. In my area that would be after St. Patrick's Day, at least.
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Re: wacky grafting ideas for 2012

Postby pa_friendly_guy » Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:54 pm

Yes I agree, wait until the sap is running full. Maybe bud swell or just after, You want the post to have sap in it to push leaves and stems. They will push roots. Or maybe visa versa, but you get the idea, the thing has to be alive, not dormant.
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Re: wacky grafting ideas for 2012

Postby matt walker » Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:47 am

Okay, I'll keep my eyes on them. I'm getting pretty excited about making some headway on this this year. Thanks for the encouragement guys.

Eeldip, do you have a source for the Lychee Tomatoes? I'd like to try some in my border areas this spring.
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Re: wacky grafting ideas for 2012

Postby lonv166 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 3:09 pm

I just posted on another thread that I cut some tree limbs for a fence and now I have trees. Didn't know that could happen in the states! I am also interested in the grafting of tomatoes. We have a problem here, the only tomatoes that grow consistently are extremely similar to Roma tomatoes, but without the taste. In fact, there is virtually no taste.
I am also interested in those seeds. While I am across the world, I have an address in the states that will send on those seeds to me. I would be very happy to try them here and send back the results!
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Re: wacky grafting ideas for 2012

Postby pa_friendly_guy » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:44 pm

I found this link on another site. It shows living walls and several living grafted dome houses. I thought this guy has done some pretty amazing things.

http://www.treedome.com/mail.htm

OOPPS I just saw that this site was listed as a link on one of the other posts here, Sorry, :oops:
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Re: wacky grafting ideas for 2012

Postby DevilsBrew » Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:06 am

This reminds me of the Dwarf Tomato Project I stumbled across last year. Here is their website: http://www.dwarftomatoproject.net/
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Re: wacky grafting ideas for 2012

Postby mannytheseacow » Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:28 pm

I did some wacky grafting a few years back when I worked in a greenhouse. I haven't messed with the idea since, though. My biggest accomplishment was grafting four different species of cacti to a candelabra euphorbia (still a succulent, but evolved on a completely different continent). As for the lychee tomato base, I'd try radiator charlies mortgage lifter. It's the thickest stemmed tomato variety I've tried. Really tasty, too, and prolific harvests due to the size. It is a mid-to later ripener, though, so you would have that challenge.

As for what seeds you'll get from grafting (I read this thread back towards the beginning), the genetic material is in the apical meristem (bud shoot) so no matter what you are grafting on the seeds genetics will come from whatever you are grafting on to the base, regardless of what you're actually grafting to.
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