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Should potato plants grow little green fruits that resemble tumbling tomatoes

I have potatoes that are not very tall that have flowered and are now growing what look like little green fruit, is this correct as all my other potato plants after flowering die down?

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Answer:

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The potato plants produce the small green fruits but they should not be eaten at all. The potato fruits that look like little tomatoes are toxic for consumption as they contain high concentrations of solanine. When the plants start turning yellow to brown dig carefully around one plant to verify that the potatoes are ready to be harvested.



If the plants are shorter than they are supposed to be is probably because they soil needs more nutrients; an organic fertilizer would be something to consider when growing potatoes in the future.


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