tomatillo pollination

Asked July 19, 2019, 1:17 PM EDT

I am in need of someone who can answer a gardening question. If a plant needs 2 plants to pollinate it and we only have 1, can I self pollinate it? My neighbor has a tomatillo plant and it has plenty of flowers, but no tomatillos.

Carroll County Maryland

1 Response

Hi- tomatillo flower is perfect (contains male and female parts) but each plant is self-incompatible (will not be able to pollinate itself). So two distinct individual plants are required for cross-pollination which is carried out by a variety of insects. Theindividual plants can be the same variety.