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maters breaking at tips!!!

Posted by sushiqueen so cal (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 23, 07 at 18:06

On several plants....NOT blossom drop, breaking at base of flower bunch...on the stem..above the leaves...about aon inch under the flowers...a clear circular break..i can see a a little browning on some...like rotting...and then some are hanging off..some about to break....very strange..experienced gardner here..never seen anything like this

pest or disease

these are VERY healthy plants..the biggest I have ever had..over 5 feet high!!

they are mostly heirlooms

please help!!!


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RE: maters breaking at tips!!!

This isn't going to help you much but I thought I'd tell you my experience. I have the same thing happening to my brandywine tomato plant - the flower falls off just about a 1/4 inch in from the flower. I've been asking for help. Some people thought it was the high heat and humidity and then somebody suggested using an electric toothbrush on the head of the flower just where it joins the stem, the premise being that the pollen needed to be shaken a bit. I really thought that would work - and the flowers did stay on a week or so longer, but then they started falling off again. I'm still trying to find out what I can do. I'll let you know when I do.


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