Is it possable too cross Tomoto's and deadly nightshade? There both nightshade, but i'm clueless. Any help please?
When I was growing up on a farm, we grew tomatoes in our garden and deadly nightshade was a fairly common weed in a nearby field. I was concerned at the time that bees might cross the two and produce tomatoes whose hybrid seeds might be toxic. None of us died from eating our tomatoes, but I certainly wouldn't deliberately cross the two.
Ironically, there was a time over a hundred years ago when tomatoes themselves were thought to be poisonous. If memory serves, tomatoes were referred to as "love apples."
Thanks for the reply Maineman, it's quite helpfull, But it's safe too cross them aslong as you put them in a fenced area, and there not eaten. Plus i think it would only effect the plant of the tomato, not the tomatos themselfs. (Confusing, but eh.) Thanks again Maineman.
"... I think it would only affect the plant of the tomato, not the tomatoes themselves."
I wouldn't be so sure of that. The black berries of the Deadly Nightshade are themselves poisonous, so the F1 hybrids would very possibly have poisonous berry-tomatoes. After all, a tomato is botanically a berry. Incidentally, that's the answer to the old question of whether a tomato is a fruit or a vegetable. It's neither. It's a berry.
But MM, berries are a fruit, a fruit with multiple seeds contained in pulp, which was produced from a single ovary.
So tomatoes are a fruit.
TBH the definition of a vegetable is hazy, and certainly not scientific, any edible part of a plant can be considered a vegetable, so logically a tomato is a fruit, vegetable and a berry.
Under US tax law a tomato is a vegetable.
I hope we're not confusing Deadly Nightshade (Atropa belladonna) and the Black Nightshade (Solanum nigrum), which has fruit that are edible if cooked.
Neither crosses with the tomato.
Here is a link that might be useful: CybeRose & Bulbs