We’ve grafted two tomato varieties onto one plant, so you can pick a bountiful crop of two mouth-watering varieties from just one plant! Both have been selected for their quality and taste and will perform well in a sunny spot outside or in a greenhouse. And not only do you get bigger crops from less space but, because they’ve been grafted for extra vigour, they’ll be ready to pick earlier too! Plus we're proud to bring you a unique grafted plant experience! The experts have taken a special rootstock and grafted both a tomato and an aubergine onto it, to create what we've called Tombergine - so that you can pick tomatoes and aubergines from one plant! Collection contains 3 potted plants (1 of each variety):
F1 Sweet Petite/F1 Orange Paruche - A red cocktail variety on one stem and an orange cocktail variety on the other.
F1 Zebrino/F1 Sweet Petite - A cocktail-sized red tomato on one stem and a cocktail-sized, dark red, stripy tomato on the other stem!
Tombergine (Tomato/Aubergine) - What this means in reality for you is that, even in a tiny space, you can enjoy an abundant harvest of mouth-watering tomatoes (ideal for salads or cooking), together with delicious aubergines, all from a single plant! It'll be super-productive and a real talking point!.
(Cordon variety - one stem grown by pinching off side-shoots as they appear, needs staking and tying in.)
What's so good about grafted veg plants? We are revolutionising the home grown vegetable market with our range of grafted vegetable plants! Commercially the grafting method has been used for some time, but we've developed them for the home gardener, and early adopters have had extraordinary results: • Big increases in yield from larger, more vigorous plants • Earlier cropping, yet with sufficient vigour to crop well later in the season • Grow in the greenhouse or outdoors - little or no heating required • Excellent resistance to soil-borne pest and diseases - no more ring culture or grow bags - plant straight in the soil • Greater tolerance to nutritional disorders
Note that grafted tomatoes are not suitable for grow bags. An improved technique for tomato grafting - Since 2012, all our grafted tomato varieties now use this new technique which leads to even earlier and bigger crops, with fruiting beginning lower on the stems, producing at least one extra fruit truss per plant during the season!