You say TOM-AY-TO…..and I say POT-AR-TO. Remember that old song? What if you could have a plant that produced both tomatoes and potatoes AT THE SAME TIME?
Thompson and Morgan in the UK are selling a grafted plant that is a tomato above ground and a potato below. Their TomTato™ produces large trusses of “full-bodied” tomatoes and white potatoes.
New Zealand also claims its cross-grafted plant as a ‘world first’, with Springvale Garden Centre in Wanganui spruiking the somewhat adventurously named ‘Potato Tom’, a combination of Gardeners Delight tomato and Agria potato.
I know they’re both Solonaceae plants but this ‘hand-grafted’ cross genera plant is just a bit freaky to me. I do like one comment I read that described it as a potato fry with its own ketchup.