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Blossoms Falling Off Tomato Plants

I have purchased three tomato plants. They have grown in the past 3 weeks and gotten several yellow blooms on them, but then they fall off. I have grown tomatoes before and this has not happened. What is the problem?


Hardiness Zone: 9a

By Gary from Orlando, FL

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June 25, 20100 found this helpful

Is it over 90 degrees there? Toms usually won't set above 90. Also, it's possible that the flowers aren't pollinated, try shaking your plants a few times a day in still weather.

Toms are self pollinating and it sometimes takes a little shake to spread the pollen, especially if there aren't any insects available where your plants are.

Also, you can try adding 3 tablespoons of epsom salts to a gallon of warm water and water the plants well; this can be added to any type of fertilizer you use.

Don't use the epsom salts more than once every 2 to 3 months unless you notice the leaves turning yellow. This is also good for all flower and veggie plants.

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June 25, 20100 found this helpful

You might also look for almost invisible teeny tiny red spiders. They cut the blooms off tomatoes.

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June 25, 20100 found this helpful

I had the same thing happen about two summers ago. My hairdresser said her father adds calcium to the plant's base once every couple of weeks & he uses milk! I tried it and it did work! Epsom salts sounds good, too. Good luck!

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June 26, 20100 found this helpful

Are you kidding? First comes the flower then comes the fruit! Look to see if there are tiny tomato's hidden in the leaves.

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