Blossoms Falling Off Tomato Plants?

Category Growing Food
If your tomato plant is not setting fruit and the blossoms are falling off, there are several possible causes you will need to investigate, including temperature, pests, and soil deficiencies. This is a page about blossoms falling off tomato plants.


Ask a QuestionHere are the questions asked by community members. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community or ask a new question.

June 25, 2010

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 Swafford from Orlando, FL


June 25, 20100 found this helpful
Best Answer

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.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
June 25, 20100 found this helpful

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

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
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!

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
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.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Read More Answers

In This Page
Home and Garden Gardening Growing Growing FoodJune 8, 2017
Summer Ideas!
Back to School Ideas!
Coronavirus Tips
Pest Control
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCoronavirusCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.
Desktop Page | View Mobile
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Generated 2020-08-05 11:51:50 in 2 secs. ⛅️️
© 1997-2020 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Add to PageAsk a Question