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Why grafted plants are better

Grafted vegetable plants are significantly stronger than their non-grafted equivalents. Easier and more reliable to grow, they produce a lot more fruit of a consistently better quality, right through the season. They are also ready to harvest earlier, so you can start enjoying home-grown food sooner. Whatever your level of gardening skill, grafted vegetables are your best bet by far for an impressive, abundant crop.

Grafted vegetable plants are tolerant to a wider range of temperatures, moisture levels and salt. They also have much better resistance to soil borne diseases. This means the plants grow better with less need for chemical fertilizers and pesticides – from when they start life at the nursery to when you harvest the crop from your garden. That’s great news for the environment and great news for your body, as you consume fewer chemical residues.

Unfortunately grafting doesn’t eradicate every potential problem. Plants may still be vulnerable to diseases and pests which attack the leaves, and these need to be tackled as normal. But thanks to their additional inner strength, grafted vegetable plants are much better poised to recover from such attacks.

With all these superior qualities, it’s hardly surprising that grafted vegetable plants have been the preferred choice of commercial vegetable producers for over 50 years.

Grafted vegetable plants do cost more to buy, but reward with reliably greater success and more abundant crops.  Pound for pound of produce, they’re actually better value than non-grafted equivalents. Once you’ve grown grafted, you won’t look back!

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