Are Those Tomatoes On My Irish Potato Plant?
Q: Have you ever seen tomatoes on Irish potato plants? I have three plants with what I call pomatoes.
A: They’re not tomatoes, just the seed pods of your potatoes. Tomatoes and potatoes belong to the same botanical family so their seed production is very similar. Don’t try tasting the pods: they’re poisonous! You can dry them and collect the seed to plant next year but don’t expect the plants to produce large potatoes.