What are those small, tomato-like fruit appearing on potato plants?
The answer is interesting. Although potatoes are planted using chunks of potatoes, plants can also produce seeds, which are in small fruits that look like tomatoes.
Potatoes and tomatoes are close relatives, members of the nightshade family. Potato plant flowering is normal, but whether the flower develops into fruit depends on environmental factors like rainfall, fertilizer levels and nighttime temperatures.
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