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,

Answer from NGA
May 13, 2009


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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