1. Grafting of different trees has been going on for many years to provide various improvements in fruit, etc. However, I have never found anything relating to the possible carryover effect in the seeds.
2. I see that grafting of vegetables is finally becoming a little more common in the U.S (has been in Europe for some time!). The Territorial Seed company is offering root stock for tomatoes even.
3. Since this grafting results in a change to the fruit/vegetable, one would think that would also result in some carryover into the seeds. Especially since it would otherways be difficult to see if there were new changes as a result of crossbreeding.
4. Question: Does anyone know if this is actually be the case?
5. Grafting of vegetables looks to have lots of promise and is open for experimentation by the average gardener!
6. Can anyone explain in "laymens" terms how this effect takes place? I see that three part grafting has even been done with trees;ie, root stock, trunk stock, and top branches. One might think it has something to do with DNA changes but there might be other things to think about too.