tomatillos and peppers - Knowledgebase Question

Greensboro, No
Question by Itzyespin
June 10, 2010
Hello,wondering why my tomatillos are not setting the fruit they are full of blooms,they get polinated then turn yellow and fall,plants look healthy strong,same story with the peppers hot and sweet),but hte tomatoes,cucumbers and
zuchinni are doing well,thanks for your help.

Answer from NGA
June 10, 2010


I'm reasonably certain the problem is weather related. The pollen can be rendered sterile in hot, humid weather. Even if insects pollinate the flowers, the pollen may already be damaged before they transport it. I'm sure your plants will eventually set fruit - just be patient. There is a product called Blossom Set that might help so if you're really desperate, give it a try. Enjoy your garden!

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