The Q&A Archives: Tomato plants

Question: I have planted beefsteak tomatoes and started from seed. They are now over 3' tall. The plants are flourishing(green and bushy) with lots of blossoms, but I have not had one single tomato. They are well watered and get plenty of sun. What is my problem--Jim

Answer: Although tomato plants will flower when temperatures are above 90F, the pollen is usually rendered sterile and no fruit develops. You can't change the temperatures but you can sometimes coax fruit to set by using a fruit set spray. It's a growth regulator hormone and is often successful. Lots of brands to choose from in your local garden center. Best wishes with your tomatoes. I hope you have a great harvest!

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