What Is An Acceptable Amount Of Blossom Drop?

ncrealestateguyJune 13, 2014

Ever since I have grown tomatoes here in Charlotte, NC, I have noticed that my tomatoes drop more blossoms than I would like. Maybe 25% or even more.
What is the norm, and besides too cool or too hot, what other causes are there?

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    Bookmark   June 13, 2014 at 10:27AM
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carolyn137(z4/5 NY)

You ask what the norm is for blossom drop?

I haven't the faintest idea since I don't count all new buds just opening up and then go out and recount to see how many have dropped.

What I do know is that given the many variables associated with blossom drop it always happens and can't be predicted. So honestly, I don't know how anyone could give you an answer to what the normal percentage of drop might be. ( smile)

Carolyn

    Bookmark   June 13, 2014 at 2:55PM
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edweather(Zone 5a/b Central NY)

Right now I'm at 100% blossom drop on my Brandywine Sudduth's. Drives me crazy to watch it, but at some point it will set fruit.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2014 at 6:49PM
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