A plant which produces both potatoes and tomatoes, described as a “veg plot in a pot”, has been launched in the UK.
The TomTato can grow more than 500 sweet cherry tomatoes while producing white potatoes.
Horticultural mail order company Thompson & Morgan, which is selling the plants for £14.99 each, said the hybrid plants were individually hand-crafted and not a product of genetic engineering.
Grafted potato-tomato plants have already been produced in the UK, but Thompson & Morgan says this is the first time they have been successfully produced commercially.
The company says the tomatoes are far sweeter than those available in supermarkets.
Paul Hansord, horticultural director at the company, said he first had the idea for the plant 15 years ago in the US, when he visited a garden where someone had planted a potato under a tomato as a joke.
The plants can be grown either outside or inside, as long as they are in a large pot or bag.
A similar product, dubbed the "Potato Tom", was launched in garden centres in New Zealand this week./AzerTAg/