You Say TomTato

If I told you that somebody had invented a plant which grows both tomatoes and potatoes, you’d think I was making it up. Or ask me what the point of it was.

But the TomTato plant has indeed gone on sale in the UK. Plant one and you will get a bumper crop of sweet tomatoes on the top half, while the roots will sprout copious potatoes.

I have to say that I find the idea of this kind of grafted plant somewhat peculiar and it leaves me wondering what linguistic delights we may have to look forward to in the future. Brocberries, auberfigs, caulicumbers anyone?

For now though we will simply have to enjoy a plant which can yield us both chips and ketchup simultaneously.

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One response to “You Say TomTato

  1. I know the song is wrong in saying, “You say po-TAY-to; I say po-TAH-to.” In British English “to-MAH-to” doesn’t rhyme with “po-TAY-to.” So which is it: Tom-TAY-to or Tom-TAH-to?

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