Tomatoe Plant - Knowledgebase Question

Lakeland, Fl
Question by IRENEHALL
October 28, 2009
I have a tomatoe plant that when it blossoms it doesn't produce a tomatoe. What is the problem. It is in a hugh pot. Growing nicely and lots of blossoms but no tomatoes.


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Answer from NGA
October 28, 2009

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If the blossoms do not develop into fruit the problem is either weather related (too hot or too cold), or there's no insect activity to transfer the pollen. You can't change the weather but you can help transfer the pollen. When the flowers are fully developed and open, sharply tap the branch with the open flowers. This should loosen the pollen and make it fall onto the receptive parts of the flower and the result should be a fruit. Or, you can "visit" each open flower with a small brush to transfer pollen. Best wishes with your tomato plant!

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