Tomato Blossoms Falling Off - Knowledgebase Question

Edison, NJ
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Question by AlanGretsky
February 11, 1998
Some of the blossoms on my tomato plants have been rotting and falling off before a tomato can form. What could be causing this to happen and what can I do to prevent this and have more tomatoes this year?

Answer from NGA
February 11, 1998
Generally, if tomato plants are not setting fruit, it's because the nighttime temperatures have fallen below 55F degrees. A second possibility is that the flowers aren't being pollinated. You can help things along by gently shaking the plant whenthere are several blossoms on it, or taking a fine artist's paintbrush and visiting each flower.

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