In this era of increasing urbanization, scientists are working to produce multi fruit crops that can be cultivated on a small area while can produce more and different fruits in a single time like Pomato, multi-apple and multi-nashi trees which can be grown in small lawns and beside kitchens.
Pomato is a hybrid variety of potato and tomato that is produced by grafting a tomato plant and a potato plant, these plants belongs to Solanaceae family (nightshade).
The basic history of pomato was originally developed in 1977 at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology in TA1/4bingen, Germany, and although healthy, the plant produced neither potatoes nor tomatoes.
Pomato plant can be grown by using following steps:
Pomato plants have been seen as a new technology to make food production more efficient, as they maximize the amount of crops that can be produced on a piece of land or in a small urban environment like a balcony.
If this be so, the union of potato and tomato plants will give rise to a new plant called pomato.
The pomato will be of importance only if it will have the ability to produce potato under the ground and tomato on its upper ground parts.