Don't know if you've seen this in today's Times newspaper, so I thought I'd share it with you -
Now it's a shame it's not April 1st, I'd be more inclined to believe this! They're calling it a TomTato. According to the newspaper, Thompson and Morgan have been up to some ingenius grafting, grafting a tomato onto a potato, or is it grafting a potato onto a tomato. Anyway, apparently once your tomatoes have grown and produced fruit, you've consumed said fruit, then you dig up the potatoes and hey presto, you have potatoes to eat too.
Now I can see where this may come in useful - only one plant to buy therefore hopefully saving money, space saving in smaller plots/gardens; and yes I know tomatoes and potatoes come from the same 'Solanum' family, but I can't help thinking that I prefer my crops separately, surely one tub of potatoes and one plant of tomatoes doesn't take up that much room, does it?
I must admit though it is clever, will it take off? Who knows.