Frequently Asked Questions
Depending on the time of year and what type of plant are needing, it can take anywhere from 35-45 days.
All of our plants are grafted by hand.
We Fed-Ex Freight for smaller shipments and contract refer trucks for larger shipments.
The plug is a reverse pyramid with rooting channels and is a 1”X1”X 2.5” plug.
We need a minimum of 60 days, but the more time the better.
Please contact your local TriEst Ag sales staff or one of our Sales Coordinators.
We like to always supply your seed. However, you can supply your own seed but we cannot guarantee we will deliver the number of plants you ordered because we probably don’t have any experience with the lot and batch number. Also, we only take unopened seed bags with disease certification.
When planting grafted watermelon, we recommend planting about 2/3 the number of plants you would if you were planting non-grafted watermelons. For example, if you would plant 1,800 non-grafted plants per/acre, we recommend planting 1,200 grafted plants per/acre.
If using grafted pollinizers then yes use your normal ratio. If using standard or non-grafted pollinizers then a higher ratio is recommended. However, we do not recommend using non-grafted pollinizers with grafted seedless.
Short answer is yes. We do see bigger sizes in grafted watermelons because of the vigor of the rootstock and the lower plant population. It is very important to pick the right variety of watermelon to get the size you need.
C. maxima x C. moschata or interspecific hybrid squash. We are beginning work with the Carolina Strongback, a new citron rootstock cultivar, as well.
The interspecific squash has good vigor and good resistance. However, it does not have any nematode resistance. The Citron has good vigor, good disease resistance, and nematode resistance as well.
Yes, we can pinch tomatoes above the cotyledons or at the second true leaf.
We can graft all types of tomatoes for all types of cultural practices. We try to match a rootstock with your variety based on your cultural practice and what issues you may be having.