Does Blossom Drop = Less Fruit?

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    saucelover
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    I know that blossom drop is caused by cold weather and is basically harmless to the plant as long as that’s the only damage but my question is this: does it affect either the timing or the quantity of the fruit?
    Thanks in advance for any help.

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    LilyRose
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    There are many more causes of blossom drop including high humidity, lack of pollination, lack of water, too much or too little nitrogen in you fertilizer, insect damage, disease or too much fruit. The answer to your question depends on which one of these caused the problem. If it truly the problem was caused only cold weather and your weather has warmed up (tomatoes do best in temperatures from 60-80 degrees.) ten you should get good production. If on the other hand you have a fungus like bacterial spot, you have a much bigger problem. (see lots of information about fungal disease on this website.) Also to prevent blossom drop make sure you are growing tomatoes recommended for your part of the country.

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