Grafting Greats: Grafted Growers’ Production (Neil Moran, Produce Grower)
From increased vigor to improved resistance to disease, grafted vegetables are proving highly valuable to nearly everyone in the produce supply chain.
Every now and then, something comes along that is truly innovative. The automobile and smartphone come most readily to mind. In the world of gardening and agriculture, it may just be the grafted vegetable.
Grafting vegetables is nothing new. It’s been done in Asian and European countries for centuries. It has only been practiced in the United States for about the last five years, however. Tomatoes are getting most of the attention at the moment, but other vegetables are starting to be grafted and sold to gardeners and market growers alike.