Why are my toms out in the heat fruiting and my other ones not?
I started growing vegetables for the first time last year and tomatoes for the first time this year. There is something I don't understand. I planted about 20 tomatoes in partial shade because of the brutal heat around here. I started them in Feb and they are all 2-4 feet tall right now and some have flowers but I have no fruit.
What puzzles me is that, b/c of lack if space,I transplanted 2 Violet Jaspers, that I started late, out with my peppers in full sun in the 100+ degree heat(the last 4 days have been a "cool" 86-92 though). They are also exposed to the winds we have been having. Yet these plants both have about a half dozen little tomatoes each even though they are both under 18" tall and much younger than my other plants.
I thought toms couldn't produce fruit in extreme heat. Is it the variety or are toms much more heat tolerant than I thought?