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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 6:33 pm    Post subject: Tomatoes on a potato plant?? Reply with quote

I have three green tomatoes growing on a potato stalk! Has anyone ever seen this before? I've done an internet search and I'm not the first to have such a freaky plant. They seem to imply that the 'tomatoes' are potato fruit. Look awfully like tomatoes to me. If I knew how to I would post a photo. The potatoes were grown in a fish box using home-produced compost.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing This post from just before yours ring any bells spideog. Little Spuds Grown on my Potatoe Stalks

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Potatoes are from the same family as tomatoes and do in fact produce fruits from their flowers. Not sure if they're edible though. Anyway for a fun experiment you can save the seed inside - dry them out - and plant next year and grow little potatoe plants that will produce little potatoes, these can then be planted as seed potatoes the year after, the original method of getting vigorous virus free stock prior to micro propagation in labs.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the tip. Unfortunately I threw out the fruit as I thought it was too poisonous to have around, especially with small children about. I'll know next time. Very Happy
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