Ketchup 'n' Fries hybrid

Discussion in 'The Green Patch' started by Motomom34, Apr 17, 2016.

  1. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter+++

    I love this. This is so interesting and fun. As a gardener, my first thought was that I have to try this. Has anyone ever heard of this? I have heard about grafting but grafting potatoes and tomatoes???


    Here are the specific instructions to do it yourself:

    How to Graft a Potato & Tomato Plant Together

    Here is a history on Ketchup 'n' Fries. You can but the plants already started but learning to graft successfully is a great skill. A plant that grows both tomatoes and potatoes? Meet the Ketchup 'n' Fries hybrid now for sale in the U.S.
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  3. GOG

    GOG Monkey+++ Site Supporter

    Interesting, but not for me.
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  4. ditch witch

    ditch witch resident bacon hoarder

    They used to sell these in the back of some magazine I got... no idea which one.
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  5. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    We have done fruit trees at work Orange lemons grapefruit one tree grows it all.
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  6. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    Gala apple trees 5 varieties on one tree....
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  7. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Home Depot was selling this plant last year..... I did not try it though it is interesting,
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  8. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter+++

    That is so interesting. How tall did it get and at what age did it start bearing fruit? Also, the article said that the grafted plant would not produce as much. Did you see a difference in the amount that the trees produced? @Witch Doctor 01 @Bishop
  9. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    still growing I've had it 2 years... one apple so far.. loaded with blooms so maybe this year...
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  10. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    It was a older Orange tree that was already bearing fruit did not really pay attention to how much it produces but that's how they make a sour orange tree product good fruit by buding good limbs to them
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  11. ditch witch

    ditch witch resident bacon hoarder

    Grafting to fruit trees is pretty simple. Making your own 5-in-1 tree is something anyone can do provided you have an established tree and access to cuttings from other types. I keep saying I'm going to put some different types of peaches onto our apricot tree but never have gotten around to it.

    This is a more extreme example of grafting onto an existing tree... he says he doesn't like the variety so he just wrecks the host tree. You can just as easily add varieties to a tree without obliterating the original type.

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  12. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    Some places it's illegal to do due to the different diseases that could be passed to other trees where I work the people that live around the green house can't have citric trees up to 5 miles away.
  13. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter+++

    That is interesting. Tree disease spreads that far? I know it can hop from tree to tree but usually they are in closer proximity.
  14. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    Fruit flies citrus greening all kinds of stuff
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