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sandiwasson
May 15, 2020 7:49 AM CST
My balcony gets sun only until 11am. Is that enough sun for tomato plants?
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gardenfish
May 15, 2020 7:54 AM CST
Welcome! no, I'm afraid that will not be enough sun. Tomatoes need at least 6 hours of sun, and more is better.
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BigBill
May 15, 2020 7:54 AM CST
Cherry tomatoes probably but the larger fruited ones like Big Boy or Beefsteak, I doubt it.
It is about sunlight yes but it is about warmth too.
See, sun on your balcony from 7am until 11am isn't too bad. But you have to realize that these big fruited tomatoes take between 68-80 days to mature and produce fruit. Your limited sunshine will be compromised at some point as the days shorten. BUT try one, what do you have to lose?? Think positive!!
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Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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gardenfish
May 15, 2020 8:01 AM CST
Cherry tomatoes would be your best bet. When I grew tomatoes in sub optimal sunlight, I did get fruit, but not much, and the plants were very stretched.
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