The New “TomTato” Plant

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Wow!  When I first saw this amazing TomTato plant I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me.  How is it possible to have both a tomato and a potato in one plant?  I thought this must have been a joke or some sort of ridiculously genetically modified plant.  However the BBC report says that it is not a GMO at all!  The plant was created by a technique called grafting.

Grafting is a horticultural technique whereby tissues from one plant are inserted into those of another so that the two sets of vascular tissues may join together.” – Source wikipedia

This is SUCH a neat concept.  Apparently by the time you harvest the tomatoes, the potatoes will be ready to be dug up.  It looks like a concept with a lot of potential, and has come a long way over the past several years.  This particular example listed above is from the UK, but New Zealand also released their own version recently.

Read more about this amazing TomTato here!

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