I have a yellow pear variety that seemed to be thriving but suddenly went belly up. I notice the green fruit started out round but now looks like a cucumber or green bean. Many leaves are yellow, the others look like a drought hit them. I thought it needed more water, but found it was almost standing in water for some reason. I drained off the excess and the next day the plant looked ten times worse. Added more water and it perked up again, but it's not getting better and I am mystified. It's been sprayed with a neem oil and water solution for bugs but I don't see any signs of disease, just leaves dying from the branch up.
If it helps, it was planted in a plastic container, in a Miracle Grow potting soil mix for veggies augmented with several handfuls of mushroom compost and has been fetilized lightly twice since then--it's about 2 months since planting. My other cherry tomato plant had the same treatment, soil, location, and container and is thriving merrily, even though a storm broke it almost in half (and the stem that is hanging on to its parent by a quarter has thus far produced a ton of lovely fruit--go figure)
Please help. I love this little guy and want it to get well again.