Vegetables and Fruit forum: Volunteer tomatillos (3) growing well but no fruit

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Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
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sallyg
Jun 25, 2017 6:35 AM CST
I grew tomatillos last year, with purchased plants. 2 plants gave me tons of fruit. This year, getting the garden ready, I found an old fruit in the compost, and planted the seeds. They sprouted well, I planted three of them in the garden. They've grown like monsters, big fleshy stems, have been blooming several weeks now, but no fruit set. Tomatoes are setting tons of fruit, so there must be pollination happening.
Could these seedlings all from one fruit, not be able to fertilize each other? Are tomatillos from the store hybrids, that made infertile seedlings? Thanks for reading.
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Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
Charter ATP Member Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Mid-Atlantic Composter Region: Maryland Birds
Cat Lover Dog Lover Region: United States of America
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sallyg
Jun 25, 2017 6:41 AM CST
Well, being normal, like many people on the net, I asked first, and then googled for my answer... Big Grin
Many people seem to have frustrations with these plants... http://forums.gardenweb.com/di...
We have a cooler week coming up, maybe I will give them another week....
..come into the peace of wild things..-Wendell Berry
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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Jun 28, 2017 5:13 PM CST
Tomatoes, are self fertilizing.
I don't belive Tomatillos are. They need some small, pollentinizers. Trecomanous wasps, ect. To pollinate them. Fennel, sunflowers' some small small flowers, will attrack the pollinators, you need.
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Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
Charter ATP Member Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Mid-Atlantic Composter Region: Maryland Birds
Cat Lover Dog Lover Region: United States of America
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sallyg
Jun 28, 2017 7:33 PM CST
Hi Philip,
I found a 'balloon' husk forming today. We might be getting some action.
Re pollinators- My yard, is totally organic with many good pollen plants, certainly as many as I had last year when I was loaded with fruit on the two tomatillos. If the pollinators were being lazy, that is their fault Big Grin
..come into the peace of wild things..-Wendell Berry
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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Jun 30, 2017 1:29 PM CST
Yea ! Sally Thumbs up
Mine, there being lazy.
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