TomTatos, The Plant That Grows Tomatoes And Potatoes

Tomato and potatoes are members of the same plant family, which makes them ideal candidates for being grafted together. That’s how the company creates their new line, and a technique fruit growers and horticulturists have been using for centuries — just not in this exact combination.

Thompson-Morgan — the firm that’s claiming this is the “first time that plants have been successfully produced commercially” — grows their tomato and potato plants separately. When they’re just a few weeks old, the tomato plants are cut at the stem and placed at a cut-location on the stem of the potato plant.

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Found on: Geekologie

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