How Long Does It Take a Tomato Plant to Set Fruit?

This is my first time planting tomato plants. I planted my seeds 2 months or so ago and now they are about 3 feet tall and have many flowers on them. When are they going to start producing fruit? Or are they even going to? Do I need to just start over? I have seedlings that are a month old from just seeds, what should I do differently when I go to replant them? Thank you for your time. You are awesome for answering these questions. Thanks.


Hardiness Zone: 10b

By Catherine from Cape Canaveral, FL

July 11, 20100 found this helpful

Tomatoes pollinate each other. Go out and beat them about a bit. not kidding. :) You have still plenty of time for tomatoes, with luck and good conditions they can make into the early fall.

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July 11, 20100 found this helpful

If your tomato plants have many flowers, you're doing good so far! Where each flower is, soon there will be a small green fruit about the size of a blueberry that will grow larger and gradually turn red over the next few weeks, until soon you can eat some delicious tomatoes. :)

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July 14, 20100 found this helpful

Shake your tomatoes plants gently when you go out especially if the wind is not blowing. They are self pollinating and a gentle shake should do it.

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July 16, 20100 found this helpful

Now that the flowers are on the plants they should start bearing little green fruit. This has been a wierd growing season in many parts of the country. Be patient Darlin, mine are slow too.

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