Heirloom Tomato Blossoms - Knowledgebase Question

Vallejo, Ca
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Question by pitbull_vamp
June 30, 2010
I have a mister stripey heirloom tomato and it still has not produced any tomatoes, the blossoms keep falling off. My Roma and yellow pear have started to produce without issues.

Answer from NGA
June 30, 2010
Tomato pollen isn't viable much over 90 degrees, so fruits won't set. What have your temperatures been? Yellow pear are prolific bloomers and fruit setters at the higher temperature ranges, so it's great you are getting fruit from them. It could be that Mr. Stripey is fussier when temperatures climb. Another possibility is that the flowers aren't being pollinated at all because tomatoes are often ?self-pollinating.? Try gently tapping and shaking your plants in the early morning to see if you can get some fruit to set. Good luck!

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