The Q&A Archives: tomatoes

Question: temp hasn't been too hot . i thought maybe too much water. i have 3 diff types of tom. only 1 is losing blossoms with not a single tom. anywhere. what could be the problem?

Answer: A couple possibilities come to mind. Tomato pollen isn't viable much over 90 degrees, so fruits won't set. What have your temperatures been? Another possibility is that if the plants are flowering, but no fruit set and the temps aren't high, the flowers aren't being pollinated at all. There aren't as many pollinators (bees, etc.) around as in past years. Try gently tapping and shaking your plants in the early morning, or hand-pollinate with a Q-tip to see if you can get some fruit to set.

« 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 plantmanager and is called "Captivating Caladiums"