Monday, August 17, 2009
1974 Potato Tomatoes
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July 17, 1974
M. A. Cox grew a strange vegetable with potatoes on the bottom and tomatoes on top. In 1974 we went to the county agent for an explanation. Now a few seconds and key strokes Wikipedia explains the seed pods:
"After potato plants flower, some varieties will produce small green fruits that resemble green cherry tomatoes, each containing up to 300 true seeds. Potato fruit contains large amounts of the toxic alkaloid solanine, and is therefore unsuitable for consumption."
Others that week: Summer school, Sound Off photos.