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Cape gooseberry problems, fruit forms but it's bone dry?

Posted by podpeople (My Page) on
Mon, Sep 12, 11 at 21:06

Hey folks,

I'm having a strange problem with my cape gooseberry plants. I got the seeds online, planted them, and the plants are huge and lush, but the fruit it acting strange. The flowers open, I hand pollinate them just in case, and the fruit forms, then a few months later the husks turn yellow and the fruit inside is bone dry, just hollow with seeds. The plant itself has never had an issue, just the fruits which always seems to be totally dry. Has anybody run into this problem before?

Thanks in advance,
~CJ


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RE: Cape gooseberry problems, fruit forms but it's bone dry?

podpeople, I had a similar problem with offspring of a Capsicum plant. The problem was diagnosed as a seed-borne fungus. I destroyed all.


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