Photo by Melody
We rolled out several small fixes on January 29. If you encounter any problems, please report them in the designated thread in the DG Site Updates forum.

Vegetable Gardening: tomatoes on potato plant

Communities > Forums > Vegetable Gardening
Forum: Vegetable GardeningReplies: 4, Views: 82
Add to Bookmarks
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?

Thumbnail by PrissyJo
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Richland, WA
(Zone 7b)

June 3, 2012
8:22 AM

Post #9150152

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

June 3, 2012
10:45 AM

Post #9150297

And not edible... as I understand.


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.
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!

You cannot post until you register, login and subscribe.

Other Vegetable Gardening Threads you might be interested in:

SubjectThread StarterRepliesLast Post
very important question farmgirl21 31 Jan 8, 2008 12:31 AM
Need Source For Chinese Vegetable Seed berrygirl 18 Jun 15, 2008 7:21 PM
An accidental lesson Farmerdill 26 Feb 24, 2013 12:10 PM
Planting the "Three sisters" HilltopDaisy 94 Jul 6, 2011 3:38 AM
Rhubarb emilyrasmus 19 Apr 25, 2013 4:55 PM

We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2015 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.

Hope for America