tomato plant - Knowledgebase Question

Blanchard, Ok
Question by mmoor211
June 28, 2010
we have several tomato plants, but one always looks a little wilted and blooms profusely, but no tomatoes. What is wrong?

Answer from NGA
June 28, 2010


Some tomato plants just naturally have downturned foliage so there may not be anything at all wrong with that particular plant. This is especially true if it is growing and flowering well. Tomato flowers need to be pollinated before they can develop fruit. If there's no insect activity in your garden, this can account for the lack of pollination. You can use a product called Blossom Set or you can simply help the flowers transfer pollen from the male to the female parts by sharply tapping the branch with the open flowers. This will make the pollen fall down onto the female parts of the flower and should result in a developing fruit. Good luck with your tomato plants!

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