Tomatoes and Potatoes from the same plant? What do you think?
well he did say each plant was hand grafted, so theoritically possible.
I doubt either yeald would be very good, a tomato plant requires a strong root and leaf system to feed the vine and fruit.
A potato plant is primarily strong leaves to support the growth of the tubers.
a couple hungry tomato hornworms could easily decimate both your tomato AND potato crops
arent both plants members of the nightshade family? I THINK it would work, heck they graft fruit trees all the time.
And this would only work if they are members of the same family. However, technically speaking, the tomato is a fruit and the potato is a vegetable and I do see problems with that. I had experimented, somewhat, with grafting in my younger days and even with plants amongst the same genus it was difficult to get them to grow. I am sure that, if this is true, these plants had a lot of attention given to them during their growth. It does make for an interesting combination and I can see where other such peculiar combinations are in the offing! I would like to give a couple of these plants a try in my garden.
Agree, we graft fruit trees out here. Thems gotta be expensive and I don’t think either tomato or potato would be really great in size.
We only hand graft fruit trees to save the maturity time till it fruits after planting.
I bet they taste better than the fruit of the “tomato tree”.
No reason it shouldn’t work, been accomplished before apparently. My favorite grafting tho is the lime-lemon-orange-tangerine tree. Shoot, even Wallymart gets those in Florida
If these guys wanna really impress me, how about we develop a citrus tree that can live thru 20 degree temps and still hold fruit? Darned citru is so fragile.. Meyers produce 3 times a year but it takes so long for the Lemons to mature. Gimme a plant that can withstand freezes and I’ll be forever in his debt
You need to move further south – until the butter melts.
Bah. The colder states are where it’s at. If I were to live somewhere other than where I am now, it’d be in one of the Dakotas.
You got seeds for that plant Locke or a BIG cutting? I’ve got a calimansi growing just great in my back yard.
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