Spuds and butts...

Discussion in 'Plants and Biodiversity Stumpers' started by yousatonmycactus, Mar 9, 2007.

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    yousatonmycactus Active Member

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    Whom and what is the connection between 'taters and tobachy?
     
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    pierrot Active Member 10 Years

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    both in the same family the solanaceae and both have cultivars developed by luther burbank

    both are new world origin crops

    both highyly toxic in some form or another
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Couch potatoes smoke while watching TV.
     
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    Weekend Gardener Active Member 10 Years

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    I prefer Ron's interpretation!
     
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    All correct observations. What I was looking for was the fact (rumor?) that Sir Walter Raleigh introduced the potato and tobacco to the Old World from the New.
     

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