Wilting Flowers On Tomato Plants - Knowledgebase Question

Monroe Twp., NJ
Question by rdlearn
July 12, 2000
I had planted 8 Bonnie Beefsteak tomato plants
back in the mid-late May time frame. The plants
have been in full sun watered reg. and feed
Miracle-gro tomato food every 7 days as instructed. The plants are in great shape the
problem is that they flower and than the
flower dies off and there has been no sign of
fruit development. Please help........

Answer from NGA
July 12, 2000


Blossom drop such as you are describing can happen due to a number of reasons, many of them outside your control. Cold nights, hot days, or dry or windy weather can all cause it. Another possible cause is lack of pollination; this you can try to remedy by shaking the plants about once a day or so. Maintaining an evenly moist soil (not sopping wet) and using a few inches of mulch can help, as will providing adequate fertility.

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