tomatoes blooms but no tomatoes

We have four tomato plants, three have produced tomatoes, but the fourth just grows and blooms but never any tomatoes. This really has us puzzled. Any ideas as to what is wrong?

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Sep 09, 2010
No tomatoes on plant
by: Megan

You don't mention whether the tomato plant not producing fruit is the same as the other 3 plants. If it's a different variety it may need different conditions.

Try adding magnesium which many people believe helps stops blossom drop. Use 1 tablespoon Epsom salts to 1 gallon (3.8 ltrs) water. Soak in around roots, or just sprinkle a small handful of the salts on soil and water in. This is usually added when tomatoes are first planted and then again during flowering.

Tomatoes are usually self-pollinating, but it could be that you saved seed from a pure hybrid last year and this one plant is not going to breed for you.

Maybe that particular non-fruiting plant is getting more or less water or nutrients than the others, or wind or less sun. If you haven't already, remove the leaves below the first truss, which always helps all tomato plants to produce lots of good fruit.

Otherwise unless there's some disease or bug, I can't think why you have this black sheep.

Sep 11, 2010
No tomatoes because of no pollenation
by: GB

If this one plant is upwind of the other, it probably misses getting its flowers pollenated. Try giving it a shake to scatter its pollen down.

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