Potato fruit?

Discussion in 'Fruit and Vegetable Gardening' started by henryroy, Sep 8, 2003.

  1. henryroy

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    Can Anyone please tell me if it is normal for Potatoes to produce a fruit above ground? we have a few potatoes growing in our garden and the plants have a fruit like object which is growing out of the stem, they look just like raw tomatoes when opened.

    Any help appreciated,

    From an obvious novice,

    Henry roy
     

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  2. Douglas Justice

    Douglas Justice Active Member UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society 10 Years

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    It isn't at all unusual to get the occasional fruit on a potato plant, especially where different potato cultivars are grown in close proximity. These fruits are poisonous (see this link).

    However, rather than disposing of them, why not let a few ripen, then plant the seed. Who knows what kind of potatoes you might get from the resulting seedlings.
     
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    Thank you for the advice, sorry about the new post in the Plant Identification Forum, I don't know how I managed to get this one here. Obviously i'm a novice at more than gardening!

    much obliged
     

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