The Q&A Archives: Tomato Blossom Drop

Question: I have a small garden in which I try to rotate crops as much as possible and tend to the soil. This year I planted two Supersteak plants which appear very healthy and have many flowers. After a few days the flowers seem to dry off and remain that way with no fruit. Never had this problem in the past. What is causing this to happen?

Answer: If tomato blossoms are not producing fruit, there has been no pollination. This might be weather related, or it could be because insecticides were used in the area and there are no insects around. If weather is cold or rainy insects are not very active. If weather is quite hot (90F plus) pollen can become sterile. There's still plenty of summer left - I'll bet your tomato plants will set fruits yet!

« Click to go to the homepage

» Ask a question of your own

Q&A Library Searching Tips

  • When singular and plural spellings differ, as in peony and peonies, try both.
  • Search terms are not case sensitive.

Today's site banner is by Marilyn and is called "Southern Comfort"