Texas Gardening forum→Tomatoes not fruiting

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newlyp
Jun 15, 2020 11:19 AM CST
Hello all, I'm a first time tomato planter and a brand new member of this forum. I live in Dallas, TX and I planted some tomatoes in containers on my porch. The plants grew quite well, and I see plenty of blooms, but no fruits. The plants get the morning sun which isn't too hot, and stay in the shade in the afternoon and evening. The plants look healthy...no pests. I also feed them twice a month with tomato fertilizer, mulch the top layer, and give them enough water. Should I chalk this lack of fruiting to Texas weather and get rid of all the plants? Does it make sense to wait until cooler weather in October and hope these plants will bear fruit then? Thanks for any advice you can give me.
Name: Kristi
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pod
Jun 15, 2020 8:30 PM CST
Tomatoes have difficulty pollinating when night time temps are above 75 degrees. Has it been that hot for you?

You can try keeping them through summer but I've never found it to be worth it.
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Name: Kat
Magnolia, Tx (Zone 9a)
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kittriana
Jun 16, 2020 11:56 PM CST
Yeah, North Dallas or south? If temps are above 90* in daytime the blooms won't set either. Here where I am, my fruits are ripening, but no new fruits setting on the vines. I start in Feb with tomatoes, tho if you are IN Dallas you will have a warmer temp than if you live a ways outside the city climate. I won't See temps below 90* til Nov/Dec so don't have Fall garden. If your containers are manageable, you might take one or two indoors every evening? And back out at daylite, kinda like having a pet. Cannot promise it would work, tho
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Name: Kat
Magnolia, Tx (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Container Gardener Herbs Moon Gardener Enjoys or suffers hot summers Heirlooms
Vegetable Grower Bookworm
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kittriana
Jul 6, 2020 10:46 AM CST
Hmmm, I should have added, back off the tomato fertilizer to about 1x every 3 wks or more...
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