You can buy a plant that grows 'ketchup' and 'fries'

January 5, 2015 3:23 PM

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You can buy a plant that grows 'ketchup' and 'fries'

Tomatoes and potatoes go together like, well, ketchup and fries—so why not grow them together? A hybrid plant known as the "TomTato" or, yes, "Ketchup 'n' Fries," allows you to do just that, and is now available in the US after first being released in the UK.

The plant combines a vine growing cherry tomatoes with roots growing white potatoes—but it's not genetically engineered. Rather, it's created by grafting, in which the tomatoes are "spliced onto potato rootstock," the Oregonian explains, noting the process works well for tomatoes and potatoes becaus...

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