Tomato Plants

What Makes My Tomato Flowers Fall Off the Vine


lilbit2 added on July 14, 2011 | Answered

Stem directly behind the flower becomes dry and flowers easily fall from plant.


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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on July 15, 2011

For both the tomatoes and peppers, if the buds fall off without fruiting, this is a sign of a pollination problem. These articles will help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/beneficial/insect-pollination-process.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/tomato/pollinate-tomatoes.htm

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doccat5
Answered on July 15, 2011

One of the things that make tomatoes drop fruit is periods of intense high temperatures. Something we seem to have a lot of lately. Keep them well watered. I use a epsom salt and water spray to help mine set fruit. (1 teaspoon of epsom to one quart of warm water, mix throughly and spray the plants) I have clay soil, so the extra boost from the magnesium in the epsom salts help my tomato plants set fruit more quickly.
Hope that helps.

doccat5

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