The Situation in the Biological Sciences, p. 586 (1948)
Vegetative Hybrids
I. I. Prezent

*Probably Solanum nigrum.

If these facts are not enough, I might remind you that long before the war, at the Academy's experimental base at Gorki-Leninskiye, graftings of tomatoes were made on solanum.* As a result of the grafting the fruits not only of the hybrids but also of their seed progeny acquired a rather pleasant piquant flavour. The seed progeny obtained from these vegetative hybrids were so abundant that their fruits were sent to the local cooperative store for sale. People from surrounding villages, who apparently got to like the piquant flavour of the hybrid fruits, used to come to the store and simply say: 'Weigh me a kilogram of vegetative hybrids." These were plain common folk, who appreciated the tomatoes for their taste, and not for their name.

Vegetative Hybrids