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Old May 14, 2010   #1
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Here is the deal. I bought Giant Yellow toma seeds from Sand Hill Preservation Center and I cannot get them to come up. On the flip side I spread some compost out in the 'new' garden area that was not completely done...well I have easily over 500 tomatillo starts now.

I got some old verde seeds to come up, but not he Giant Yellow???

Also, has anyone tried this one:
http://www.adaptiveseeds.com/node/28
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haven't tried that one sounds interesting
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Well, I complain and now they came up in thier little pots in my growlight cube.
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Murphy's law! Good luck!
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Old June 3, 2010   #5
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Okay...so we are still raining in Northern California....a lot! I have three tomatillo plants that made it. One is a yellow, one is a verde and one is a purple.

I know that a tomatillo has to have a neighbor to pollinate, but there should not be any problems between the colors right?

I do not really care if they cross. I just want some tomas this year.
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Thanks for the link to adaptiveseeds! I've found interesting varieties there, but shall order there only later this year. clara
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Okay...so we are still raining in Northern California....a lot! I have three tomatillo plants that made it. One is a yellow, one is a verde and one is a purple.

I know that a tomatillo has to have a neighbor to pollinate, but there should not be any problems between the colors right?

I do not really care if they cross. I just want some tomas this year.
Right, no problem between the colors. it's not a crossing problem, it's b'c the blossoms of an individual plant are self infertile. Somewhere in this Forum I linked to an excellent article about tomatillo biology, etc.

Edited to add, now that I think about it a microsecond more I assume that purple pollen fertilizing the ovules of a verde plant would give verde fruits, but since I've only grown on variety at a time I can't say for sure.
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I am good with that. I actually wanted two of each, but we had two inches of rain yesterday and it is not good for the tomas.
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