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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:12 pm    Post subject: Potatoe plant growth Reply with quote

Am perplexed (as are my neighbours) by the growth of what look like Tomatoes growing on the potato stalks.
Growing in bunches of five or six, green 1/2 inch to 1 3/4 round .
Look exactly like tomatoes or small apples and when halved are green skin,yellow/white seed ring and white inner core
.Potatoes are duke of york variety and yield 3 large + 4-5 small per stalk.
Lovely bright red skin and nice tasters.
Anyone any idea what the stalk growth are?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have them too....I assume they are just the fruit of the potato plant which will ripen to produce seed.....
Just think about it.....you can propagate dahlias from tubers or seed....presumably the same for potatoes!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

could be an old april fools joke but worth a look.....

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/160974/grow_your_own_amazing_pomato_plant.html?cat=32

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the answer is explained quite well in this post........ Funny Potatoes

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