No tomatoes - Knowledgebase Question

casa grande, Ar
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Question by snsker47
June 30, 2010
My tomatoe plants are huge. But no tomatoes. At first they had blossoms then the stem would bend about an inch from the blossom and break off. 3 of them are like that. The 4th a diffrent pinkish tomatoe gave me a couple of deformed ones. Now that the others have started to blossom how can I stop it from happening again.Thank you.

Answer from NGA
June 30, 2010
Unfortunately for desert gardeners, tomato pollen isn't viable much over 90 degrees, so fruits won't set in summer. If you can keep the plants alive (shade cover, a layer of thick mulch to conserve moisture and reduce soil temps, careful watering) until fall they will start flowering again. At that time, try gently tapping and shaking your plants in the early morning to dislodge pollen and get some fruit to set. Good luck!

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