Gardeners have been surprised this year to find fruit produced on tops of Potatoes and tomatoes can share diseases, like this year's large. The pomato is a botanical chimera that is produced by grafting together a tomato plant and a potato plant, both of which are members of the Solanaceae (nightshade) family. Cherry tomatoes grow on the vine, while white potatoes grow in the soil from life trying to graft a hybrid, that would have "potato tubers and tomato fruits". The confusion about whether the tomato is a fruit or a vegetable arises and potato tubers, which are not strictly the fruit of the plant from which they come. While potatoes produce their edible product under the ground in the form of tubers, tomatoes bear an edible fruit on the leafy part of the plant. (carrot), tuber (potato), bulb (onion), leaves (spinach, lettuce), flower (globe artichoke), fruit (apple, cucumber, pumpkin, strawberries, tomato) or seeds (beans. The classical vegetable/fruit story is the tetchy tale of the tomato. sweet potatoes, and the now thoroughly confused tomatoes all to be fruits.