Tomato's blossoms & Low 50s temp

Jaybob(5)May 7, 2012

Good afternoon all! I planted a few plants out super early for my zone, the beginning of March. I watched the weather and covered them when it got cold. I'm happy to report that almost all of them survived, and the plants are a foot tall, and looking great! This weekend I was happy to see blossoms opening up on them.

Should I be worried about the few days of low 50s/high 40s weather I have? Should I attempt to cover them?

Thank you in advance for your advice!

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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

I wouldn't worry about the plants with those temps. They should be well adjusted by now. But I wouldn't expect those blooms to set fruit either. A couple may if the timing and temp are just right and some luck floats by but at those temps blooms normally don't set fruit.

Dave

    Bookmark   May 7, 2012 at 5:31PM
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plantslayer(8)

I've had tomatoes set fruit when night temps are in the mid to low 50s, but they do drop a lot of blossoms as well. If you can do something to make them warmer I'm sure it wouldn't hurt, but it might not be worth the trouble. The worst thing that happens is blossoms drop, the plants should be fine.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2012 at 8:29PM
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