Top Questions About Cherry Tomatoes

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Questions About Cherry Tomatoes

Asked by
Anonymous on
May 22, 2011

Q. Problem With Cherry Tomato Plant

I have a cherry tomato plant and it blooms yellow blooms, and then they die–no tomatoes. Wonder what I need to do? I’m in Santa Barbara, Ca.

Answered by
Nikki on
May 23, 2011
Certified Expert
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It is most likely a pollination issue. The plant will discard any flowers that are not pollinated. Has it been very humid where you live? This would do it. These articles will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/tomato/pollinate-tomatoes.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/beneficial/insect-pollination-process.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 13, 2011

Q. Tomato Plant Color Fading

Two weeks ago I planted 12 tomato plants: 6 cherry tomato and& 6 regular. As usual, I put a teaspoon of Epsom Salts in the hole, added water, and set the plant. Since then, the plants haven’t grown at all and have gone from vibrant green to pale brownish-yellow. They look ‘perky’ enough, and there are a few blossoms. The plants just aren’t growing and their color is. . . sickly. We’ve had an abundance of rain in the last 2 weeks; they certainly aren’t lacking for moisture. I gave them some Miracle Grow today, in hopes that might help. Any thoughts?

Answered by
Nikki on
June 14, 2011
Certified Expert
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If you have had a lot of rain, at best it is that the nutrients were washed out of the soil and the fertilizer will help. But it might also be early blight, which flourishes in rainy weather. Give them some time to see if they perk up after being fertilized, but just in case, here is info on early blight:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/tomato/early-blight-alternaria-tomato-leaf-spots-yellow-leaves.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
July 9, 2011

Q. Cherry Tomatoes Bursting Open While Turning Red

My cherry tomatoes and roma tomatoes are bursting open when turning red. I water them frequently. They are in a Topsy-Turvy container. The plants are healthy and growing well. I potted them in Miracle Gro potting soil that states it fertilizes for 3 months. I’m confused. Maybe I’m not feeding them enough. Any suggestions?

Answered by
Nikki on
July 10, 2011
Certified Expert
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This is called cracking. Cracking occurs as the tomato nears maturity. Plants have periods where they might have very fast growth followed by slow growth and then fast again. These changes can cause fruit nearing maturation to crack. Wide fluctuations in temperature and moisture levels can also induce cracking. Maintaining a proper water management and regular fertilizer regimen should alleviate the problem, though it is inevitable nonetheless. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/tomato/tomato-cracking.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
July 12, 2011

Q. Yellow Leaves on Tomato Plants

I have a cherry tomato plant in a pot, producing many tomatoes, but the leaves towards the bottom of the plant are turning yellow. I have fertilized the plant about once a month since May. Please advise.

Answered by
Nikki on
July 13, 2011
Certified Expert
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This article should help you with your tomato problem: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/tomato/yellow-tomato-leaves.htm

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Asked by
Lawyerlady on
July 13, 2011

Q. Growing Tomato Plants Indoors Indefinitely

Can you keep the same tomato plants growing indoors indefinitely? A dear friend gave me some tomato seedlings a few years ago, even though I live in a high rise. I have been fairly successful in getting cherry tomatoes from the progeny of those first seedlings, and the whole project has become very important to me because the friend who gave me the first generation of seedlings has since died of throat cancer. So I make it a point to save the seeds and grow them every summer (I think I am in the 5th generation now). Anyway, even though there is obviously no frost in my apartment (it’s a very sunny apartment), the plants turn yellow and die off every fall. Is this just a part of the tomato growth cycle, or am I getting some kind of blight every fall? Thank you.

Answered by
Susan75023 on
July 16, 2011
Asked by
Anonymous on
July 16, 2011

Q. Black Spots on Cherry Tomato Plants

What causes black spots to appear on cherry tomato plants and how to stop it?

Answered by
Nikki on
July 17, 2011
Certified Expert
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It could be early blight. This article can help you determine if the plants have other signs of this:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/tomato/early-blight-alternaria-tomato-leaf-spots-yellow-leaves.htm

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Asked by
orvell on
July 19, 2011

Q. Tomatoes

Why are some of my tomatoes turning black and some aren’t? Cherry tomatoes ok. It’s just big tomatoes. I have them in greenhouse.

Answered by
Heather on
July 20, 2011
Certified Expert
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It sounds like you may have blossom end rot. Larger tomatoes are more susceptible due to the nature of the disease. Here is more information:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/tomato/tomato-blossom-rot.htm

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