Fruit Growing On Potatoe Stalks

NewBoy2NewBoy2 Posts: 1,120

http://msue.anr.msu.edu/news/what_are_those_fruit_growing_on_my_potato_plants

I have found about 10 of these tomato like fruits on the soil near some potato plants that I have left too long in the ground

They look like they have been collected together

? Do we think Mr Squirrel has been at work and was going to bury them

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  • I wouldn't think it was the squirrel ,have you got children? they might have collected them. Beware these Potato fruits are poisonous if ingested ,not deadly but can cause a tummy upset.

  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 Posts: 1,120

    No children " apart from me "

    I had a squirrel at the bottom of the garden about a year ago that was very persistent in trying to steal the bird seed from a feeder

    Perhaps he tried one and lost interest

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  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 Posts: 1,120

    I have tomatillo plants near where the mystery fruit have been deposited and the tomatillo fruit is very similar to the potatoe fruits so the mystery deepens

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  • scigibscigib Posts: 51

    I have potato fruits on my potato this year too. Cool summers trigger them.

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