Blossom drop

marlar126July 25, 2010

What would cause blossom drop? I have 1 german green tomato plant that looks very healthy. Except it has lots of blossoms on it and they stay for a while then turn brown and drop off. Plant is like 6 ft tall and green and bushy. Not one tomato on it. Any suggestions?

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torquill(z9/sunset15 CA)

The main Growing tomatoes forum has a good FAQ entry on blossom drop; you might start there. My personal thought is that you can try flicking or vibrating blossoms, or shaking the plant a bit every couple of days; the humidity may be causing the pollen to clump together so it doesn't fall down to pollinate the flowers.

Blossom drop is one of those problems with many causes, so it takes a bit of detective work to figure it out.

--Alison

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