Can grafted heirloom tomatoes be successfully grown in Parker County?
The Parker County Master Gardeners are conducting a research study this spring to determine if North Texas gardeners can successfully graft and grow heirloom tomatoes in the home garden.
According to several gardening magazines, our nurseries will be flooded with grafted tomatoes this year with a price twice as expensive as other tomato plants. Are these grafted plants adapted to our soil conditions here in Parker County? Will they tolerate the temperature swings that normally accompany our growing season? We are determined to find out by doing some research and experimentation.