Fewer trusses on tomato plants this yesr

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Fewer trusses on tomato plants this yesr

Postby Primrose » Thu Aug 27, 2015 5:26 pm

I tend to be greedy with my outdoor tomato plants and let them grow as many trusses as I think will ripen, even if the last fruits are small and have to finish ripening off indoors to be used for soup and cooking.

But this year it's noticeable that quite a number of my plants have failed to start forming even a fourth truss, despite regular feeding. Any flowers have just not set to fruit. Anybody else had the same problem with outdoor plants? Possibly due to cold wet summer we've had ?
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Re: Fewer trusses on tomato plants this yesr

Postby oldherbaceous » Fri Aug 28, 2015 6:53 am

Dear Primrose, i have grown outdoor girl this year and mine are the same. I think mine may have got a virus though, probably brought in by the blackfly that they were covered in, earlier in the year.
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Re: Fewer trusses on tomato plants this yesr

Postby robo » Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:36 pm

I only grow tomatoes in our polytunnel but my wife grows cherry tomatoes in the tunnel and all around our plot mine have been a bit slow ripening but otherwise ok hers seem to be better outside than the ones in the tunnel but not as good as last year
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Re: Fewer trusses on tomato plants this yesr

Postby Pa Snip » Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:11 am

Outdoor are smaller plants this year and certainly fewer flowers and trusses. Even the two in greenhouse have not produced much in way of fruit despite being 5 to 6 ft tall.
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