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Old August 3, 2010   #31
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Here's the rest of the story...

I accidentally gave my grandparent's a tomatillo plant along with their yearly supply of tomato and pepper plants. Every time I talked to them, they told me about this crazy "pepper" plant that had loads of blooms and no fruit. When I went to visit in early July, I saw the twin to my toma verde plant.

I dug it up, and rushed it home...out of the ground 3 hours. It died a few days after planting, but the bees worked it over enough so that I have a dozen or so fruit on my original plant.

Self-sterile is the word for them...next year I'll have 4 plants minimum!
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Old August 3, 2010   #32
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Huntoften - Funny story. I have two plants next to each other. Two different varieties, but they are producing fruit. Can I assume the crossed each other (ie...don't save seed)?
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Old August 5, 2010   #33
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Never assume anything! ;-)
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I've harvested 3 tomatillos so far this year with lots of lanterns still growing. Not so many flowers at this point. Anyone know how long they'll keep? 3 tomatillos isn't enough to make a respectable amount of salsa verde!
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