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.

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