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PrissyJo
Roswell, NM
(Zone 6a)

June 3, 2012
8:20 AM

Post #9150151

This may be a common occurrence but I've never seen it! I have some green tomatoes on one of my potato plants. These were planted from purchased seed potatoes. I know they're both from the Solanaceae family but now I don't know if I'm going to get potatoes! Have you ever heard of this?

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JoParrott
Richland, WA
(Zone 7b)

June 3, 2012
8:22 AM

Post #9150152

Those are potato seed pods, I believe.
podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 3, 2012
10:45 AM

Post #9150297

And not edible... as I understand.

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pollengarden
Pueblo, CO
(Zone 5b)

June 3, 2012
8:34 PM

Post #9151025

I was always told they were poisonous - I did taste one once (I was young) and it was nasty bitter -easy to spit out and hard to mistake for something edible. And yes, you will still get potatoes - potato plants blooming is pretty common and doesn't do any harm.
PrissyJo
Roswell, NM
(Zone 6a)

June 4, 2012
2:00 AM

Post #9151157

Thanks all. I pulled them off and put them in the trash. I'm not interested in planting potatoes from seed... I already have potato volunteers all over the garden due to crop rotation and missing some when I dig them!

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