My beef steak tomatoes have no flowers or fruit. Plant is over three feet tall.
Have you been fertilizing the plants? They could be get too much nitrogen, which leads to lush foliage but little to no flowers/fruit. This can be offset by adding high phosphorus fertilizer or bone meal around your plants. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/phosphorus-plant-growth.htm
I am trying to grow beefsteak tomatoes in grow bags. The plants are growing ok but the flowers are not setting. What have I done wrong?
There could be a few reasons.
Cool evening, extreme daytime heat, shallow watering, lack of pollination, and a few others.
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I planted two beefsteak tomato plants and one cherry tomato plant. The cherry tomato is doing great with an abundance of tomatoes. Beefsteak has lots of blossoms but so far no tomatoes. Will they still produce tomatoes?
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What are the cream colored fish bone spikes in my beef steak tomatoes? They seem to come from where the fruit is hanging on the stem. They are slim and more of a cream color and very sharp. They vary in length about 1/2 to one inch.
This is a quirk of that variety and some other heirloom varieties. These fibrous structures can develop more strongly when the weather is difficult, such as excessively hot or dry weather.
Hi. I'm trying to grow tomato plants. My beefsteak tomato was looking good until i noticed today some leaves are looking curled. When i looked closer i saw some leaves had brown rimmed 'veiny' holes. I've attached a photo. Can you please tell me what might be causing this and what I can do about it?
This looks like insect damage, not disease. To me, it looks like several egg masses hatched. I would check other leaves, probably the underside, and knock off any tiny eggs. Overall, the plant looks healthy. Some insect damage is inevitable, in my book.
The skin of my tomatoes are splitting. The stems and leaves a green without obvious issues. This is happening on all varieties: beefsteak, roma, grape. All are planted in containers with organic potting mix designed for vegetables. I amended the mix with tomato fertilizer and I use a fertilizer designed for vegetables. I have no clue what is causing this. Also, is it safe to eat the fruit that have split? Thank you for your help.
Uneven watering can cause this. If the soil is allowed to dry out and then heavily watered through irrigation or rain, skin splitting may occur. Try to keep the soil evenly moist - easier said than done!
Hi, wondering if you can help me. My Beefsteak tomato looks unwell, see pictures. Is it deficient in something and if so what do I need to feed it? I'm growing it in a pot. Thanks
Growing tomatoes is challenging to say the least and having difficulties is very frustrating.
Curled, twisted leaves and stunted growth can be an environmental, chemical, or biological problem.
Sometimes leaves roll and plants are stunted for physiologic reasons like hot weather and not enough water.
Viral causes to consider are: tomato mosaic virus: