Lots of flowers no tomatoes - Knowledgebase Question

Kimball, MI
Question by ladybug4362
July 11, 2007
My plants are loaded with flowers and I only have a few tomatoes. They are currently in planters on my patio.

Answer from NGA
July 11, 2007


For some reason, the flowers are not being pollinated. This might be a lack of insect activity for various reasons, or it could be from hot temperatures.
Tomatoes can fail to set fruit in temperatures over 95F. You can try sharply tapping the branches with open flowers to knock the pollen down onto the female parts of the flowers. This may help the plant set fruit. Hope so!

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