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    Default tomato problems....I've never seen this

    I planted 2 tomato plants that are the beefsteak variety. I am quite sure they are Heirloom tomato plants.
    Anyway, I have big beautiful plants and every time I get a flower, it dries up and dies. Ive never seen this before.
    Any ideas what this is?

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    I need to add that I have other tomato plants that are the Rutgers variety and I am finally getting some tomatoes on
    the vines. The other 2 were planted about 2 months sooner and I thought would have had a tomato on it by now.

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    My beefsteak plant is doing the same thing - lots of flowers but not one tomato! Wish I knew why.

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    I had this happen last year when the weather was on-again-off-again re: cold and hot. I think it is called blossom drop, and it can have a number of reasons, including improper watering, weather conditions, wind, etc. Possibly the heirlooms are more susceptible to it than the hybrids, since they haven't had resistance bred into them?
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    Yep...........what MH said...........and have you tried 'hand fertilizing' the blossoms?..................when the flower first opens, go out with a small SOFT paint brush (not house painting size!) and 'tickle' the insides of the flower..............you can also buy the liquid that works.

    do you have lots of bees?

    The weather here has been a killer for the gardens this year...............hate to see what produce prices will do!!

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