Vegetable Seeds from Sow Seeds Ltd
Tomato Submarine F1 has been specially bred to act as the 'rootstock' to another tomato variety to be 'grafted' to.
Grafting is the joining together of two different tomato plants to combine the fruiting qualities of one variety with the roots (rootstock) of another which can offer increased vigour, disease resistance, perform better at lower temperatures & produce higher yields of top quality fruit earlier & over a longer period.
Grafting has been used commercially for many years especially in Japan & USA. It is however useful for the domestic gardener who has overworked poor soil in the greenhouse where tomatoes are grown in the same soil every year and who's tomatoes succumb to the same diseases. It is of particular interest to those who garden organically and don't want to use chemicals to control pests/diseases.
Although grafting doesn't specifically help against tomato blight it is thought that the healthier the plant the better placed it is to cope against 'tomato blight.' Growing rootstocks for grafting purposes is also great for those gardeners who just like to experiment & try something new.
Tomato 'Submarine' F1 fruits are not edible.
Tomato Submarine F1 Rootstock Seed Information
|Seed Quantity:||Approx 6 seeds per pack.|
Good sunny site, best in greenhouse.
|When to Sow||
February to April under cover.
|How to Sow:||
Materials: a clean sharp craft knife and a reel of clear tape approximately 2-3cm wide.
Keep well watered especially in dry conditions and weed free.
|Harvest:||July to October. Up to 2 weeks earlier & up to 2 weeks later than the scion variety's normal fruiting time.|
When to Sow Tomato Submarine F1 Rootstock Seeds
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