Tomatillo Plants

Problems With Growing Tomatillos

Anonymous added on June 24, 2011 | Answered

I'm growing two tomatillo plants in pots in a conservatory that gets lots of sun and warmth. They are big, healthy plants with lots of blooms. I've been hand-pollinating them on a friend's suggestion. My problem is that once a bloom is finished, its stem turns yellow and it drops off. I can see a tiny potential tomatillo in it, so it's starting to set fruit. Do you have any idea why they won't complete fruiting? Is there anything I'm doing wrong? Any help would be really appreciated.

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Answered on June 25, 2011

The high humidity from the conservatory is probably making it difficult for them to pollinate well. How are you hand pollinating? Tomatoes and tomatilloes are pollinated in the same way, so this article will help:

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