Grafting is a process of joining young plants of one variety with the a vigorous rootstock of another so that the grafted plants are healthier and produce greater yields. Not long ago, Suttons became the first company to offer grafted tomato plants – long used by commercial growers – direct to the amateur gardener. They proved to be a great success as our customers found that they are more vigorous than traditional tomatoes, had greater resistance to pests and diseases, and produced larger crops!
We’re now delighted to announce that next year we will be extending our offer to include grafted cucumbers, melons, aubergines, bell peppers and chilli peppers – subject to successful trials, of course. There’s a very interesting article by Graham Rice about this on the RHS site that’s well worth a read.