Do grafted tomatoes pay off in high tunnels in Ontario?
Farmer: Eric Barnhorst, Jenny Cook, Sarah Judd and Nathan Klassen
Farm: Eva Mae Farm, Knuckle Down Farm, Meadow Lynn Market, Nith Valley Organics
Publish Date: January 7, 2020
Article Type: Research Project
Research Priorities: Seed Production, Selection & Breeding
- Grafted tomatoes had greater total marketable yield regardless of scion variety.
- Grafted tomatoes had greater overall plant health.
- Grafted tomatoes had higher net returns on average but the degree of economic benefit varied by farm.
- Yield advantage for grafting likely depends on scion variety and scion and rootstock compatibility.