Tomatos grown in a green house - Knowledgebase Question

Woodway, Wa
Question by bushhog104
June 19, 2009
Do tomato plants growing in a greenhouse need pollination from bees?


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Answer from NGA
June 19, 2009

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Although many garden plants do require fertilization by insects, tomatoes are generally self-pollinating. Under normal conditions the pollen drops from the male flower part to fertilize the female flower part. A gentle breeze aids in pollination; some growers actually shake the flowers lightly to encourage good pollination. You can tap the branches with open flowers to help the pollen drop into the right places in the flower. Hope you have a great harvest!

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