Grafted tomato plant on Potato plant

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Mustansir Billah
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Grafted tomato plant on Potato plant

Post by Mustansir Billah » December 27th, 2013, 12:09 am

When I heard about this plant I was totally amazed. So, I decided why not try grafting plant on my own. Though I have learn that the yield is low but still it gives immense Delight. This is my first try to graft any plant and I have succeeded.
Here is the method that I used for grafting tomato and potato plant:-
1. Firstly sowed potato and tomato seeds.
2. After the seedlings emerged waited for them to be at least 6" around.
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Tomato Seedling
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3. Took a bowl shaped clay container of about 10" diameter and 8" height.
4. Filled it with, as far as I know, one part manure and 4 part bhallo soil.
5. Picked up the plants with maximum care and gently removed all soil from roots.
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6. Made two holes side by side(approx. 0.75" apart) and placed both plant in it.
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7. Watered well.
8. After placing them covered them with soil and made slight curve cut on both plants. One plant was cut slightly from beneath to upward diagonally and one plant was slightly cut from upward to downward diagonally.
9. After making cut from sharp knife overlapped both cut parts.
Actually there was a slight mistake when I drew it. The lower stem of tomato while upper stem of potato plant have to be cut.
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10. Then I wrapped the cut with tissue tightly and then covered tissue with an electric tape.
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11. After one day I cut the stem beneath grafting point of tomato plant and upper stem from grafting part of potato plant.
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12. In between, I pruned all the lower leaves of this plant so the plant concentrate on providing upper leaves with water. After 9 days of grafting the leaves were straightening up. I changed the tissue as to avoid fungus.
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13. 13 days after grafting(NOW). The new leaves are emerging and rest of the leaves are straightening.
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Re: Grafted tomato plant on Potato plant

Post by M Farooq » December 27th, 2013, 12:55 am

Very nice description and experiment. The tomato seems to be surviving. Good luck.

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Re: Grafted tomato plant on Potato plant

Post by Izhar » December 27th, 2013, 10:11 am

Best of luck....!! :)

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Re: Grafted tomato plant on Potato plant

Post by whitetiger297 » February 16th, 2014, 9:41 pm

Has the plant survived???

I want to see more photos..

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Re: Grafted tomato plant on Potato plant

Post by Mustansir Billah » February 16th, 2014, 10:57 pm

whitetiger297 wrote:Has the plant survived???

I want to see more photos..
The plants successfully Developed buds but due to not providing protection from harsh Winters it died. Anyways I had not given up hope and Will InShaAllah try next season again...

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Re: Grafted tomato plant on Potato plant

Post by hnasir » February 17th, 2014, 11:31 am

AMAZING WORK!

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Re: Grafted tomato plant on Potato plant

Post by whitetiger297 » February 17th, 2014, 3:16 pm

Mustansir Billah wrote:
whitetiger297 wrote:Has the plant survived???

I want to see more photos..
The plants successfully Developed buds but due to not providing protection from harsh Winters it died. Anyways I had not given up hope and Will InShaAllah try next season again...
Best of luck..

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