The Q&A Archives: Tomato Tolerant of Elevated Temperatures

Question: Do you have a breed of tomato that will flourish in elevated temperatures, eg daytime 95 F, nightime 85 F.? I have been living in the Philippines for the past year and although I can grow tomato plants without too many
problems I can't get them to bear fruit. They flower but fail to pollinate.

Answer: Pollen from most varieties of tomatoes becomes sterile during very hot weather. Exceptions are 'Heatmaster' and 'Sunray', both available from Adriance Farm & Flower, 40 North Main St., Cohocton, NY 14826. Drop them a line and request a catalog. You may find other heat-loving veggies in their catalog!

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