Tomato Plant Blossom Rot - Knowledgebase Question

Louisville, KY
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Question by jenjim
June 3, 2000
I am growing some burpee big boys in containers and all the blossoms are blooming but turning yellow then brown at the base of the bloom and then falling off without producing fruit any suggestions?

Answer from NGA
June 3, 2000
Blossom drop has many possible causes and many of them are environmental. A cool spell, a rainy spell, a hot, dry and windy spell, a period of cold nights or hot nights or even allowing the soil to dry out can all cause the blossoms to drop off. Another possibility is lack of pollination. You could try shaking the plant or you could try pollinating using a soft paint brush if you think this might be the problem.

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