Tomato Blossom Drop - Knowledgebase Question

Perth Amboy, NJ
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Question by MyMutski
July 2, 1999
I have a small garden in which I try to rotate crops as much as possible and tend to the soil. This year I planted two Supersteak plants which appear very healthy and have many flowers. After a few days the flowers seem to dry off and remain that way with no fruit. Never had this problem in the past. What is causing this to happen?

Answer from NGA
July 2, 1999
If tomato blossoms are not producing fruit, there has been no pollination. This might be weather related, or it could be because insecticides were used in the area and there are no insects around. If weather is cold or rainy insects are not very active. If weather is quite hot (90F plus) pollen can become sterile. There's still plenty of summer left - I'll bet your tomato plants will set fruits yet!

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