tomatoes - huge plants, no fruit - Knowledgebase Question

santa monica, Ca
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Question by ben55
August 10, 2009
My plants are huge - the size of volkswagons - and they are flowering, but the blossoms are not turning into fruit.

Answer from NGA
August 10, 2009
The two most common reasons for lack of fruit set is hot weather (pollen is sterile at temperatures over 90F) or lack of pollination. Tomato flowers don't need bees to transfer pollen but they do need to experience some wind to shake the pollen loose so maybe just shaking the branches will be enough to make the pollen drop. Give it a try. I hope it works for you.

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