Wilted Tomato Buds - Knowledgebase Question

Sacramento, CA
Question by copydiva
June 6, 2000
Hi! I've planted two different types of tomatos in my garden this year - Sweet 100's and Beefstake. The Sweet 100s seem to be doing fine, but the beefstake buds seem to dry up and wither before forming fruit. I read your one comment about too much nitrogen, is that what's happening here?

Answer from NGA
June 6, 2000


It's possible, especially if the Sweet 100's are performing well. If the buds actually form flowers and then fall off, another possibility is that they are not being pollinated. If there's a lack of insect activity, perhaps to use of pesticides in the area, you can try hand-pollinating the open blossoms. If the buds never quite open into flowers, I'd place my bet on excess nitrogen. Hope your tomatoes overcome this problem and produce lots of fruit!

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