"Here at Pomato, expect the worst. Then see beyond your expectations."


That's right, Project Pomato. The inspiration of this site. The vegetable phenomenon. The name of the page you went to when you clicked on its link. Project Pomato.

For those of you who don't already know about Project Pomato, I'll explain now. Project Pomato is the series of experiments devoted to the creation of the Pomato. What is a Pomato? Why, the fusion of a potato and a tomato. Simple. Form a vegetable that is part potato and part tomato, and there you have it, a pomato. Project Pomato will involve several tests that will hopefully lead to a successful pomato.

Any experiments and dates will be updated in this section of the site, with photos and all. Wish me and the future of pomato luck. Oh, and by the way. If you're a hard core pomato fanatic who is checking this site for serious scientific advances in vegetable production, too bad little kid. I don't have a laboratory, just a few potatoes and tomatoes.


Experiment No.1

The very first experiment in Project Pomato was conducted on the 1st of October, 2005. A Saturday. A very crude method was chosen to take out this experiment. An ordinary tomato had its interior removed with a knife, and a potato was placed inside. Unfortunately, the potato was too large for the tomato's capacity, which resulted in the tomato's walls to split.

Conclusion: Experiment No.1 was a failure. But fear not, this is just one of many tests to come. Of course there will be failures. And I'm betting there'll be many failures in fact. The second experiment will commence on the 20th of November, 2005. A Sunday. I'll update this page a week or so after that. For now, just wait, and take a look below at the result of Project Pomato: Experiment No.1


Experiment No.2

Pomato's second experiment has taken place, on the 4th of December, 2005. A Sunday. Method wise, it was very similar the previous, first experiment. A tomato's insides were extracted, and a potato put in. Though this time, the potato had been peeled, and then cut into an octagonal shaped hemisphere. The tomato 'lid' was then placed back on the tomato and fastened on with two toothpicks. Next, the pomato was put in a pot to boil. For how long, I can't say I remember. My best estimate would be around 5 minutes. Before even starting this experiment, I knew I'd fail, but I wanted to see the outcome anyway. The problem was this. Potatoes need to be boiled fairly longer than tomatoes do. And as a result, the potato portion of the pomato tasted absolutely sickening, and had a crispy texture. The tomato part, however, was horribly over cooked, causing the skin to peel off and the actual tomato wall to turn exceedingly soft.

Conclusion: Experiment No.2 was a failure. But a successful one. A successful failure, yes. A failure as I didn't create a working pomato, but successful as the experiment carried out as planned and was actually completed, unlike the first one. And a tip for anyone reading this, don't eat half cooked potatoes.