NO TOMATOES - Knowledgebase Question

Albany, NY (Zone 5A)
Question by baldinoase
July 8, 2006
My tomatoes aare approaching six feet tall, many yellow flowers, but only two tomatoes developing, why? and wht do you recommend?

Answer from NGA
July 8, 2006


If the plant is flowering but fruit is not setting, it may be due to lack of pollination. Weather conditions such as excessive rain can interfere with pollination, for example. You can try shaking the plant once or twice a day to facilitate pollination. Or, drought can limit production due to stress. Be sure the soil is kept evenly moist (not sopping wet or saturated, not dried out.) High daytime and high or low night time temperatures can also limit fruit set. For that there is not too much the gardener can do. I hope this helps you trouble shoot.

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