TomTato….

As sold by Thompson & Morgan.

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In their own words:

‘Here’s another major horticultural breakthrough from Thompson & Morgan! Specially hand-grafted plants producing potatoes AND tomatoes are now available to UK home gardeners for the first time. Above the ground harvest more than 500 cherry tomatoes with a Brix level of 10.2 – that’s sweeter than supermarket tomatoes. Fruits also have just the right level of acidity that only the tastiest tomatoes have.

BUT THAT’S NOT ALL… Below the ground harvest heavy yields of delicious white potatoes which are incredibly versatile. You can boil them, mash them, roast them or make chips. That’s right! From one plant you can harvest tomatoes AND potatoes. This concept has been worked on for over 15 years, but this is the first time that plants have been successfully produced commercially. Tomatoes are members of the potato family and are therefore naturally compatible with potatoes. Each TomTato™ plant is specially grafted by hand to create this unique double cropping feature. There’s no genetic modification – it’s an all-natural, and safe process.’

It’s just a bit bonkers isn’t it?  If they were cheaper to buy, I’d get at least one, just for the fun of it, but I think I’ll have to stick to growing them separately 🙂

 

 

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10 thoughts on “TomTato….

  1. I saw that 2 days ago and was amazed. There’s nowhere to get them in the US as the T&M branch only sells seeds here. I tried this new lettuce called “Salanova” this fall and it feels more like trying a new gadget rather than a new vegetable. (This full size head of lettuce,with one cut at the bottom, becomes a bag of baby leaves) -Lillian

    • As did I! I got an email about them a couple of weeks back (as I’m on the T&M mailing list) and just assumed it was a joke of some kind, then opened the link and read it properly. Crazy 🙂

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