What is Grafting?

Grafting is a technique in which the vascular tissue of two plants, the rootstock and scion, are joined together: the rootstock provides a vigorous and diseases resistant root system whilst the scion provides quality fruits and foliage. The graft fusion is initially formed by dividing callus cells, originating from scion and rootstock, which latter differentiate to form the new vascular system. The graft fusion process is ending once fluids and nutrients are able to transfer freely between the vascular tissues of the combined scion and rootstock.

Drawing of graft union formation

What are the benefits of grafted vegetables seedlings and transplants?

Providing Soil-borne disease resistance plants as well as resistance to biotic and abiotic stress.

Reducing soil disinfection requirements.

Enquiring vigorous and long lasting plants.

 Enable to provide higher yields.

Due to its vigorous character, the plants density in the field are reduced and less seedlings per Square/meter are required.

Reduce water and fertilization consumption due to the brachiated and deep roots system of the rootstocks.

Left: Grafted Tomatoes, Right: Non grafted tomatoes infected by Fus.#3

Left: Grafted Tomatoes, Right:  Non grafted tomatoes infected by Fus.#3

Grafted tomatoes field

Grafted tomatoes field