I bought a Hilly Billy Tomato last year but forgot to sow them on time and just as an experimentation, I sowed them during hot summer this year (summers in my city gets as high as 42 deg. C). The seed did germinate and grow well initially but sort of started looking sickly and leaves curled up in between. I kept pruning the sick leaves and almost gave up on it and thought it's no good putting it through this torture, but when temperature started to cool down a bit in late June, the leaves looked better and even started to give out buds, but the buds never bloom. I fed it with dried cowdung (my go-to fertilizer) but it'd just keep giving out buds and not bloom at all. Even now, some of the leaves kind of curl up and I keep trimming. Is there something I am doing wrong? May be this is a variety that would only flower and set fruit in colder weather? I have no clue. Every time I keep thinking of just giving up on this plant, those buds keep appearing as if asking me not to! I already pulled out three other stunted plants of this variety. Any one has any idea as to what's happening with this plant?
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