Would you grow this hybrid plant?

January 28, 2016 | By | Comments (3)
Thompson & Morgan

Thompson & Morgan

So far it’s only available in Britain, but it’s only a matter of time until Thompson and Morgan’s new ‘Egg and Chips’ will be available for U.S. gardeners.

Thompson & Morgan

Thompson & Morgan

While I’m a huge fan of chicken and waffles, this horticulture mashup is so much less appealing. Maybe it’s just that eggplants themselves are much less appealing.

Thompson & Morgan

Before you panic, know that this isn’t any bioengineering—this is simple grafting (connecting the roots and stem of one plant to the stem and leaves of another). Eggplants and potatoes are both part of the nightshade (Solanaceae), so the graft is especially easy. It’s very similar to the ‘Ketchup ‘N Fries’ that came out a few years ago.

So what do you think? Small-space wonder or freaky deaky?

COMMENTS

  1. Current Obsessions: Pretty in Pink – My Blog

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    February 6, 2016 at 9:45 pm
  2. Steve Laprade

    Hi great article and information. Nice website. We are in the tomato seed business….check it out at http://www.tomatoesunderthesun.com Thanks, Steve

    January 29, 2016 at 10:22 am
  3. quercuscommunity

    My experience with a” family pear” tree – three varieties grafted onto one trunk -was that only one variety prospered, meaning 2/3 of the tree was wasted. It’s interesting, it’s a novelty, I wouldn’t mind having a go myself to see if I could do it…but I won’t buy any more.

    January 28, 2016 at 6:41 pm

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