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Title: Cool-Tomtato
Post by: pollo696 on September 29, 2013, 10:55:50 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-24281192 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-24281192)
Title: Re: Cool-Tomtato
Post by: KarenRei on September 30, 2013, 10:44:41 AM
My main thoughts are, energy is finite.  If it's storing it in potatoes, it's not giving it to the fruit.

I can think of a graft that wouldn't have this problem, though - "tomacco", tomato/tobacco, or "potacco", potato/tobacco  ;)  If you grafted tomato vines onto a tobacco stock or tobacco onto a potato stock, the tobacco leaves at the base would continue to be sugar producers, not consumers.  You get you tobacco leaves and you also get your veggies.  Though I have to wonder whether the nicotine would be sap-mobile...
Title: Re: Cool-Tomtato
Post by: plantlover13 on September 30, 2013, 06:43:01 PM
yeah, pomatoes. I made a thread about making one on the vegetable forum, but my potatoes failed to sprout and now it's getting chilly, so i have put my project on hold till next year. But it's not supposed to be that difficult, and there have been many pomates before this one.