tomato plant - Knowledgebase Question

lemon grove, Ca
Question by thedot1
May 13, 2009
I have a healthy growing tomato plant but the flowers keep dropping off before the tomatoes can form. What can I do to prevent this from happening.
Thank you,


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Answer from NGA
May 13, 2009

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Generally, if tomato plants are not setting fruit, it's because the nighttime temperatures have fallen below 55F degrees or the daytime temperatures are over 90F. A second possibility is that the flowers aren't being pollinated. You can help things along by gently shaking the plant when there are several blossoms on it, or taking a fine artist's paintbrush and visiting each flower.

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