Highest vigor, with better balance.
DRO141TX puts a higher proportion of energy into the fruit than other vegetative rootstocks. For growers who tend to have excessively vegetative plants early in the season, this may be easier to balance than Maxifort. Maintains exceptional vigor for an extended period to keep the crop strong through high temperatures and a long season. High resistance to Fusarium races 1, 2, Fusarium crown and root rot, leaf mold, corky root rot, tomato mosaic virus, and Verticillium wilt. For use as rootstock only. Primed seed to improve germination. Avg. Packet: 50 seeds.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Solanum lycopersicum
CULTURE: For more information on grafting with rootstock tomatoes, please refer to one of our production guides: Top Grafting Tomatoes or Side Grafting Tomatoes. Maxifort rootstock can lead to uneven germination in some conditions; if grafting to Maxifort, see our Maxifort production guide for tips on mitigating this issue. After cotyledons (first leaves) have expanded, fertilize with a complete nutrient solution (EC 1.0, pH 5.8) or equivalent as needed to keep plants dark green and healthy; increase EC as plants grow. Once the grafted plants have healed, continue by growing and managing the plants as you would normally. Grow plants at 66-68°F (19-20°C) day and night temperature. When transplanting into the greenhouse, maintain 73-77°F (23-25°C) day and night temperature for a few days after transplanting to promote rapid vegetative growth and root establishment. Once fruit begins to set, lower night temperature to 62-66°F (17-19°C) and keep a daytime temperature of 68-72°F (20-22°C).
DISEASES AND PESTS: Regularly schedule releases of beneficial insects to control pests.
Packet: 50 seeds.