Grow tomatoes and potatoes on one plant!
2 in 1
Specially hand-grafted plants producing both tomatoes AND potatoes.
Harvest over 500 cherry tomatoes and upto 2kg yield of potatoes!
New & Exclusive
New to Wyevale Garden Centres for 2015 & a UK retail exclusive!
It sounds incredible, but it's true. Home gardeners really can grow tomatoes and potatoes on one plant
Here's another major horticultural breakthrough from Thompson & Morgan! It's taken over 15 years, but the TomTato® is finally here, a specially hand-grafted plant that produces potatoes AND tomatoes on the same plant! Harvest up to 500 sweet cherry tomatoes with a Brix level of 10.2, sweeter than most supermarket varieties, and up to 2kg of delicious and versatile white potatoes suitable for boiling, mashing, roasting or making chips.
- Tomatoes are members of the potato family and therefore can be grafted together.
- A small incision is made in the stem of both plants and they are strapped together.
- Once the cuts have formed a natural joint, the top of the potato plant can be cut away and the roots of the tomato can be removed.
- This leaves just the leaves of the tomato plant and the roots of the potato plant.
- The TomTato® can be put in the ground or in a pot. If in a pot, chose a large container so the potatoes have enough room for proper development.
- Grow in a greenhouse or sheltered position outside in full sun and frost free conditions. The tomatoes need sunshine to give the optimal taste.
- Plant grafted tomato-potato plants with the graft union below soil level, burying the stem up to the second tomato leaf from the base. This aids stability and growth, and ensures the potatoes develop fully underground.
- Support your plant as it grows, using several 1.5m (5') canes, or a similar strong support frame.
- Water TomTato® plants frequently to keep the compost evenly moist.
- Sometimes the plant can produce potato foliage from the base of the plant. This may grow through the tomato foliage. These can be removed by pinching out to ground level. This will not affect the potato harvest.
- Tomatoes can be harvested as they ripen from July to October. To help ripen green tomatoes, harvest red tomatoes regularly.
- If growing TomTato® in containers they can be moved to a frost-free position in the autumn for prolonged crops of tomatoes.