There’s a new plant hybrid called ‘TomTato’ that grows both tomatoes and potatoes.

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Not a hybrid, it’s grafted and grafting has been around for ages. Often to make use of a good established root stock. This one is a bit risky because both ends of the plant are trying to produce seeds and storage rather than focus on trying to gather nutrients (more roots/leaves). And the article mentions both these things 😉

If you ever look at plants in a nursery and there is a weird knobbly shape part way up the stem? That’s a graft! 

http://ag.arizona.edu/pubs/garden/mg/propagation/grafting.html