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TomTato lives!

Post by SamCogar on Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:16 am

Frankensteinian plant grows both tomatoes and potatoes

Britons are booking orders for a double-crop wonderplant called the TomTato, that puts out cherry tomatoes on the vine, while growing whole white potatoes underground.

It sounds crazy, but the science is legit. 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.

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