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Doglips

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Tom-Tato!
« on: November 20, 2013, 07:25:06 AM »
I swear this belongs in the Onion, but I guess it is legit.

A cross of a tomato and a potato???

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-24281192

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Re: Tom-Tato!
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2013, 07:37:43 AM »
Apparently they use some technique known as grafting, anyone heard of this?

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Re: Tom-Tato!
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2013, 09:21:16 AM »
I recall seeing those plants in seed catelouges back in the 1980's. 

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Re: Tom-Tato!
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2013, 10:27:11 AM »
Apparently they use some technique known as grafting, anyone heard of this?


It is a very popular method of propagation. There have been hundreds of grafting related threads. Forum member Plantlover13 seems to be interested in creating a pomato.

Plantlover's pomato thread:
http://tropicalvegetableforum.com/index.php?topic=780.msg1305#msg1305

About grafting:
http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=209.0

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Re: Tom-Tato!
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2013, 05:49:24 PM »
Apparently they use some technique known as grafting, anyone heard of this?

No, never.  Where did you hear of such a thing?
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Re: Tom-Tato!
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2013, 06:36:00 PM »
This was posted a few months ago, and a few months before that. They are sold at Bunnings here, which is like Home Depot I think? Potatoes rarely grow well here, so they make terrible rootstock for tomatoes, and the tomatoes they graft on are much more suited to temperate or cool sub-tropical areas than the warm subtropics.

 

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