Tomato Plants

Tomatoes


Anonymous added on June 7, 2015 | Answered

Will a tomato plant sprout fruit on its own or does it need another tomato plant close by to pollinate the flower to produce fruit? My plants are about 3-4 feet high, but have failed to produce any fruit and are planted one in the garden and one on my deck.


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Heather
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Answered on June 7, 2015

You do not need another plant to get tomatoes. They are self-pollinating. However, there are several reasons why you may fail to get fruits. Most common would be too much nitrogen fertilizer, which can be offset with the addition of phosphorus rich fertilizer or bone meal. You may also have an issue with poor pollination, which you can remedy by hand pollinating. The following articles will provide additional information that should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/tomato/tomato-blossoms-no-tomatoes.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/tomato/pollinate-tomatoes.htm

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