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Why didn't my tomatillo fruit this year?

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Why didn't my tomatillo fruit this year?

rabaja | Aug 16, 2012 09:17 AM

I planted a tomatillo this May, and it grew into a pretty plant, with lots of yellow flowers. The only thing is it never set fruit, only flowers.
I've grown tomatillos once before, back in '04 when I was living in Oakland, CA, and had great success. A number crop that I was able to share with friends and family. So, what went wrong here?
My mother had the same problem a few years ago...beautiful plant, but no fruit.
I'm in Marin County now, the plant gets almost all day sun, and aside from when I've been out of town and relied on house sitters, I know it's gotten good irrigation.
Any answers out there? Is there a trick to propagating tomatillos? Do the plants have a sex?

Thank you for any insight!

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