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Question: Why does my tomato plant keep producing lots of blossoms, but none ever mature into fruit?

Answer: Tomatoes like heat but not too much. Nighttime temperatures above 75F and daytime temperatures above 100F causes blossoms to drop; some tomato varieties are more susceptible to this blossom drop than others. If your weather has been particularly warm, this could be the problem. <br><br>Water the plants as necessary to keep the soil moist and mulch with a thick layer of straw or hay. This mulch will help conserve soil moisture and keep soil temperatures from fluctuating too much. If the plants look healthy otherwise, then I would wait and see if the next round of blossoms start developing fruit.<br><br>Next year, consider trying heat resistant varieties such as Heat Wave that set fruits even in the hot weather. <br>

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