Tomato pollination Problems

Having problems with getting my Beefsteak tomatoes to set fruit. Have changed the nutrient formulation as recommended, and am getting flowers, it is not setting fruit just growing taller. Looking for any recommendations.

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Answer from Stella/Simon:

Hi tomato lover,

To my knowledge, almost all tomatoes are self pollinators, and so do not need bees inside your bedroom to grow hydroponically.

If you want to try to ensure that the plant is pollinating, please check out this page on our website: Pollination


Hope this helps!

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Aug 31, 2013
Tomato flower fruit set
by: 3rd street hydroponics

I have had the same issue before. The flowers come, then sign of fruit, then they turn brown and fall off . I was told it was called flower rot. It can be caused by lack of iron and/or calcium. Another cause of it can be inconsistency of watering and/or fertilization. That will also cause the fruit to "bust" on the bottoms.I found the variety has a lot to do with it as well. Different tomatos, different requirements. I hope this helps...

Dec 09, 2013
Other factors
by: Dana

While tomatoes have all they need to pollinate in their flowers, they can need the wind motion to move the flowers so that pollination occurs. You can try tapping the blossoms 3 times a week at mid day.or use a q-tip

Other conditions that can have an effect are: night temp too low (<55 F), day temp too high (>90 F), excessive nitrogen added as fertilizer, and not enough light.

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