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Flower Growing on my Potato?


#1

Just checked my potato, normally I notice little root things after a while which I cut off and then bake. Today, I noticed a plant growing out of them, like several pink bulbs with fuzz on it.

Can I cut this off and just bake the potato?

Looked online for this info, got results from people saying the sprouted roots are poisonous and I shouldn't eat them, which probably is bs, but nonetheless nothing on pink bulbs.


#2

You got yourself a potato tree growin.


#3

you do know that a potatoe is a root similar to carrots, etc…it is the part of the plant that is underground growing in the soil.

Being that potatoes are like $3 a bag or so I think you should just throw them out or grow a nice flower for your garden and buy some fresh stuff.

lol

DG


#4

The sprouts are somewhat toxic. I don’t know about other growths but would be suspicious of them. I wouldn’t eat that.


#5

Are you sure it’s a potato and not a yacon?


#6

[quote]yorik wrote:
Are you sure it’s a potato and not a yacon?[/quote]

Yaconatellmeitsnotapotato?


#7

[quote]RebornTN wrote:
yorik wrote:
Are you sure it’s a potato and not a yacon?

Yaconatellmeitsnotapotato?[/quote]

I like


#8

[quote]RebornTN wrote:
yorik wrote:
Are you sure it’s a potato and not a yacon?

Yaconatellmeitsnotapotato?[/quote]

that was pretty damn funny


#9

[quote]OctoberGirl wrote:
RebornTN wrote:
yorik wrote:
Are you sure it’s a potato and not a yacon?

Yaconatellmeitsnotapotato?

that was pretty damn funny
[/quote]

yea that made me laugh

found a similar pic to whatever jebus grew on the potato

they look like little elves.