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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 9:48 am    Post subject: What is going on here? Reply with quote

I found these on my Roosters yesterday, was not expecting fruit on potato plants. Maybe it's normal but it was not expected, after all I am new to all this gardening lark. Quite a lot of the plants are in fruit.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always get them on Sarpo Mira especially when it warms up, they are like tomatoes, spuds are cousins of Tom's.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Completely normal. Don't try eating them though, they're poisonous.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are the fruit of the potato plant. A matter of debate, but some people pick the flowers as they appear to prevent the plant wasting effort on producing these.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I have to say that I have never seen them before. Poisonous?
I saw something on line where tomatoes and potatoes were growing on the one plant (grafted). It is called a Tomtatoe or Potmato or some combination of the the two names.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Potato & Tomatoes are from the same family - Solanaceae

And you can see the similarities between their fruits here.

Ive seen this on sarpo mira before too.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you all heard about the TomTato......... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4Ky1cyTuzk
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