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Grafted Vegetable Plants
Nothing tastes quite as delicious as vegetables picked fresh from your own garden or pot – they taste so much better and save you money too! Seed potatoes start the vegetable gardening year and we have these available from January in a very comprehensive range.
Our range of vegetable plants
We grow a wide range of vegetables in the spring starting with pot tomatoes in an amazing range of over 12 varieties. We also have a large range of box grown vegetables such as leeks and the brassica family. Don’t forget our large selection of vegetable seeds for those varieties that need to be sown direct.
The choice is yours, whether you grow a few in part of the garden, or have a large vegetable plot or allotment. There is a wide range, and you can have fun choosing and growing your
own produce. The crops can be harvested at the peak of their flavour, tenderness and nutritional value, and you will save money too!
Managing a vegetable plot
A well-run vegetable plot will use a crop rotation system to reduce the risk of soil troubles and nutritional imbalance.
A simple three-year plan works well, for example:
|YEAR 1||YEAR 2||YEAR 3|
Grafted Vegetable Plants
Suttons seeds are revolutionising the homegrown vegetable market with its range of grafted vegetable plants!
Commercially the grafting method of vegetable production has been used for some-time, however, Suttons Seeds have developed a range of ‘turbo’ grafted vegetable plants for the home gardener which offer more vigorous growth, higher yields and stronger plants with better disease resistance.
Below is a list of the varieties we are stocking –
- Aubergine Scorpio
- Butternut Squash Hunter
- Cucumber Carmen
- Cucumber Mini Stars
- Cucumber Delistar
- Pepper Chilli Medina
- Pepper Sweet Cupid
- Pepper Sweet Thor
- Pepper Sweet Britney
- Sweet Potato Beauregard
- Sweet Potato Bonita
- Sweet Potato Burgundy
- Tomato Aviditas
- Tomato Belriccio
- Tomato Crimson Crush
- Tomato Elegance
- Tomato Giuelietta
- Tomato Orange Paruche
- Tomato Sweet Petit
- Tomato Stuffer
- Tomato Tutti Fruity Cherry
- Tomato Tutti Fruity Manderin
- Tomato Tutti Fruity Red Berry
- Tomato Duo Florryno and Zebrino
- Tomato Duo Sweet Petite/Orange Paruche
- Tomato Quad Mandarin
- Tomato Quad Cherry Type
- Tomato Quad Small Plum
- Tomato Quad Standard Vine
Please Note: We make every effort to offer the full range listed above, however, we would advise that you contact us to check availability as these are popular plants and do sell quickly.
The Grafting Process
Two plants are grown simultaneously; a tasty fruiting variety and a super-strong root. The tops of the fruiting variety and the super-strong root are carefully and skilfully removed by hand using a small blade to slice at an angle across each stem. The root bottom and the top of the fruiting plant are then grafted together using a special clip which drops off naturally as the plant grows.
All areas of the plants’ growing life-cycle are improved from:
Big increases in yield from larger more vigorous plants.
Earlier cropping yet with sufficient vigour to crop well later on in the season.
Ability to grow in the greenhouse or outdoors with little or no heating required.
Excellent soil-borne pest and disease resistance – no more ring culture or grow bags – plant straight in the soil.
Greater tolerance to nutritional disorders.
Single, Duo and Quad – What is the difference?
Single Grafted Plants = 1 Plant, 1 Stem, 1 Variety
Duo Grafted Plants = 1 Plant, 2 Stems, 2 Varieties
Quad Grafted Plants = 1 Plant, 4 Stems, 1 Variety – they can be trained as a ‘fan’ or a four-stem ‘tower’
Grafted vegetable plants perform well in sunny, sheltered spots outside, but are particularly recommended for greenhouse growing, where they will fulfil their full potential.
By their nature, these plants are more vigorous than standard plants and as such will require more feeding. We recommend that you feed your grafted vegetable plants from when the first flower buds appear with a fertiliser that contains high potash levels. You may have to feed your plants twice a week when the plants are fruiting well. Water is also an essential element to the success of your plants. A 9litre (2 gallon) watering can full of water/feed for each plant once the sun has gone down (if the compost or soil is drying) will ensure you have large juicy fruits that will taste delicious from early summer and into the autumn!
To discuss our range in more detail, contact our friendly team on 01727 822255 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.