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Name: Gordon
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Apr 26, 2016 9:29 AM CST
your basic tomato/potato cross
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
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Apr 26, 2016 10:14 AM CST
GordonHawk said:your basic tomato/potato cross

Yikes. Not for me. Although the article does insist that the plant has not been genetically modified.
Name: Dillard Haley
Augusta Georgia (Zone 8a)
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Apr 26, 2016 11:16 AM CST
hopefullly an improvement over the versions available since the 60's. Use to be a popular ad in the Sunday supplements. They are all tomato plants grafted onto a potato. One that I checked out was Siberian grafted onto Red Norland. This article claims improved compatibility
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
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LOL, I agree with what Farmerdill said!

Why even bother with grafting? Just plant a tomato plant and a potato in the same hole... voila! potatoes underground and tomatoes above ground. I tried this some years back, thinking it sounded like a great idea; but (newsflash!) the potatoes are ready to be harvested long before the tomato plants are ready to be pulled out. Not that it would really hurt anything to leave them in the ground, I guess, as long as you remember they are there, and don't want "new potatoes." Definitely better than paying money for a "special" Tomtato" (or whatever they're calling them)! Rolling my eyes.
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