For tomatillos that require a pollinator, if I have only one tomatillo plant, but I root some cuttings from it, will the plants pollinate the other clones (and/or the parent)? They're all from the same plant, originally, and should be clones. So, I'm guessing they wouldn't pollinate each other well. Is this true?

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Yeah, basically, cuttings are clones, so treat them as one plant when dealing with pollination. If the original plant couldn't self-pollinate, neither will the clones.

  • Just for clarity, I meant, Will the cuttings pollinate the parent, each other and vice versa? I edited the question. Is that what you understood when you answered? Nov 27, 2014 at 0:10
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    @Shule yeah, they're genetically the same plant. I understood the original question.
    – J. Musser
    Nov 27, 2014 at 0:37

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