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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 8, Issue:4, April, 2019

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(4): 2026-2030

Pomato: Double Harvest from a Single Plant
Siddikul Islam1*, Sk Isa Hoque1, Suchand Datta2, Ranjit Chatterjee3 and Prahlad Sarkar4
1Dakshin Dinajpur KVK, Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Majhian, West Bengal, India,
2Regional Research Station, Terai Zone
3Vegetable and Spice Crops, 4All India Network Project on Jute and Allied Fibres, Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Pundibari, Cooch Behar, West Bengal, India
*Corresponding author

Pomato is a grafted plant developed by grafting tomato and potato with an objective to achieve both potato and tomato yield from a single plant. In the present study grafting between tomato and potato was done during November, 2017 at the research field of DDKVK Majhian. 30 days old tomato seedlings were cleft grafted in a 20 days old potato seedling. Successful graft union was achieved after 15 days of grafting. The grafted plants produced profuse branches and flowers. Mature fruits were ready to start harvest in about 110 days after grafting and harvesting was continuing up to 150 days. The result also showed that average fruits per plant in tomato were 35, average fruit weight 78 gram and an individual plant produce about 2729.79 gram fruits. Edible potato tubers were ready to harvest at 120 days after grafting and yielding about 4-5 number of potato around 211 gram tuber from each plant. Though the experiment was conducted just as aesthetic interest to show whether the graft succeeds or not. But after the completion of the programme, it may be suggested that any home gardener can practice this technique as an amazing satisfaction which may fulfill home requirement to some extend for both tomato and potato. However, it may require further study for commercialization of the technique in large scale.

Keywords: Grafting, Pomato, Potato, Tomato, Yield

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Siddikul Islam, Sk Isa Hoque, Suchand Datta, Ranjit Chatterjee and Prahlad Sarkar. 2019. Pomato: Double Harvest from a Single Plant.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(4): 2026-2030. doi:
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