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26/09/2013 at 12:44

If it was April 1st i'd have said this was a good one for April Fools Day...

http://www.thompson-morgan.com/vegetables/vegetable-plants/all-vegetable-plants/tomtato/t47176TM

26/09/2013 at 12:47

A tomato plant grafted on top of a potato plant. £15 a throw. Yes they're having a laugh.

 I'll stick to growing them separately thanks.

26/09/2013 at 13:02

Same here FB.

26/09/2013 at 13:27

Eh??

They must be having a laugh - but think how many people will be duped. 

26/09/2013 at 14:48

I know someone who has ordered 2 and she gets a third free and it's definitely not me!

26/09/2013 at 15:54

There must be some demand or they would not sell it. 9cm pots for £15 is astounding though, even if it has a 20% discount with various codes as you cannot use a discount code and free P&P (£7)

26/09/2013 at 15:59

I wonder how many more people are going to be confused about the fruit produced on ordinary potato plants that look like tomatoes. I envision more people being poisoned

26/09/2013 at 16:12

I thought that as well Fleurisa 

26/09/2013 at 18:24

Saw Peter Seabrook with one in yesterdays sun (nothing else to read in work canteen!) - it looked real! He said he'd have got a bigger crop of taters if he'd used a bigger pot - flowerpot that is!

26/09/2013 at 18:54

Might be OK if you only have a balcony and are desperate for space. 

Otherwise its just a gimmick with no relevance to real gardeners.

26/09/2013 at 19:08

And I might be missing something here, but you would have to wait until all the toms have ripened before you dig up the potatoes?

 So not first earlies then. Maincrop susceptible to blight?

26/09/2013 at 19:35

...and the spuds look suspicously big to have been grown in a pot, presumably off one plant...  

26/09/2013 at 19:37

You know that saying - if it sounds too good to be true- it usually is? ....

26/09/2013 at 20:20

I thought it was a wind up at first....

26/09/2013 at 20:26

Ah the frankly delishious potato seed-flower........ T&M may your nads be infested with the fleas of a thousand camels, and may your arms be too short to scratch

26/09/2013 at 20:59

Lol Emma 

27/09/2013 at 09:23

We had a go at grafting these a few years back and called them Tomtato's....it's a shame that Thompson and Morgan have registered the name as a trademark.

In essence it's just a bit of experimentation with a hefty price tag, the yields we had were small and you had to wait a long season for the tomatoes to ripen before you could use the potatoes. 

27/09/2013 at 09:30

Reminds me of the episode of the Simpsons where they end up on a farm and after using uranium for fertiliser Homer manages to produce a crop of Tomacco....

So which way round will it be - potatoes that taste of tomato or tomatoes that taste of potato? I can't see Heinz being pleased if it's the former!

28/09/2013 at 14:18

There you are.......I hope no one falls for it

29/09/2013 at 09:13

they had a feature on this on The One show (BBC1 london & south east) on friday evening.... 27.25 mins in:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b03bqtks/The_One_Show_27_09_2013/

expensive novelty, I'll stick with the varieties I know and like!

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