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Post  buttaflie143 on 5/27/2011, 2:07 pm

It appears that I have a problem with tomato blossom drop. My tomato plants start setting flowers and within a few days, the flowers die for no apparent reason. Anyone else experience this?
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Post  elliephant on 5/27/2011, 2:08 pm

Welcome to my world. Sad How hot has it been there lately?
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Post  buttaflie143 on 5/27/2011, 2:10 pm

90+ and humid. Sad
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Post  acara on 5/27/2011, 2:44 pm

@buttaflie143 wrote:90+ and humid. Sad

There you have it.

Usually "top 3" reasons for blossum drop are ..

- Heat
- Water
- Resources (water or nutrient)

There are only a few hybrids that will set in 90+ temps .... hot-house, solar fire, etc. Off the top of my head, the only heat-tolerant heirlooms are Arkansas Traveler, Green Zebra and Sioux

Sometimes you can compensate for the higher temps with shade/water, but usually tomatoes will shed their blossoms when it gets hot.

If it is any consolidation ..... it is a little less fustrating to lose bloom, than it is to lose fruit (due to heat cracking/spliting).
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Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 5/27/2011, 3:29 pm

@buttaflie143 wrote:90+ and humid. Sad

Not your fault here. Just the danged weather not cooperating with your plans. Stay the course, you'll get fruit. Just make sure you keep the other two things Acara described covered and fruit will set the minute the weather cools a bit.
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Post  shannon1 on 5/28/2011, 2:47 am

Yep, heat will do it every time except with a few heat loving ones. My Tula is still setting fruit but my Sun Kings have not set any yet Sad Some of my peppers are dropping flowers and tiny fruits as well.
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Post  jdt83301 on 6/24/2011, 3:44 pm

LAst year and now this year, the blossoms are dieing and dropping, our weater is Pacific Northwest, cool so far this year. I use mel mix, - am I giving too much water, not enough? - Help Sad

Any thought appreciated. Judy
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Post  herblover on 6/24/2011, 5:19 pm

I haven't had much heat but wayyyyyyyy too much water! 6.5 inches in just over a week!
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Post  Furbalsmom on 6/26/2011, 8:56 pm

@jdt83301 wrote:LAst year and now this year, the blossoms are dieing and dropping, our weater is Pacific Northwest, cool so far this year. I use mel mix, - am I giving too much water, not enough? - Help Sad

Any thought appreciated. Judy

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I can sympathise with your PNW cool weather. Are your plants getting enough water now, I have to water almost daily since the rains stopped about 10 days ago.

What are your night time temperatures and is it getting to 70 degrees during the day?

Another common problem is if the flowers are not pollinated, they will drop. You can correct that problem by gently shaking the plant ro help them pollinate.

Check this link for info TOMATO BLOSSOM DROP

Hope you find some helpful information here.

Please keep us posted on your progress.

Again, Welcome!
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