I was thinking of growing some Amarylla Tomatillos:
Question: if I also plant some purple Tomatillos
from the local nursery, will the cross pollination
between the two be a problem? Will I wind up with
a bunch of weird fruit?
if you want to keep the seed lines apart you'd
need to not plant them close together but even then
if there are bees about it may not keep things
apart enough over the long term. might depend
upon what the neighbors plant too.
another method is to plant one kind one year and
the other kind the next and then you have your
seed supply for a few years after that which is
separated and you can then plant a mixed garden
and not use any of those seeds for the following
You may have to move to get away from them. <G> We had that problem with
New Zealand spinach.
There is a seed at every leaf node and will all germinate in zones 8
thru 9, don't know about colder as I don't like to be in temps last than
75F. The stuff does taste good will grow in any warm weather, it just
eventually becomes a PITA.
I am a drug free T2 Diabetic. When you switch over from burning
carbs to burning fats and your satiation switch resets, your
sense of taste returns. (I use to think that my lose of taste
was just "old age sucks"). I can (now) taste so many nuances
in a tomatillo that my eyes roll in my head.
This year I am trying to grow purple ones and Amarillo (Polish)
ones. But my black thumb will probably get in the way.
I wish they keep coming up!
Before Drug Free T2, I use to think Tomatillos were just
gross. I also use to think pepper was just hot.
Yep. The fruit is entirely the product of the mother.
Fruit is not the offspring. Seed is the offspring.
Fruit is packaging.
I was going to draw analogy, but animals (mamals, at least) don't
seem to have anything that is analogous to fruit.
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