I bought a celebrity tomato plant late summer. There was one tomato on the plant that has grown to a circumference of 5/1/2″. The plant is kept watered and is fed every 14 days and is growing. My question is, there are tiny (looks like the beginning of flowers) but they are not opening and one that did get larger and open, never matured into another tomato. There are many tiny little green beginnings of flowers, Very strange.
I also have a 3 year old cherry tomato plant that is still producing flowers and cherry tomatos.
Do you have some advice for me?
Thanks for your help
Tomato flowers that do not mature to fruit may have been set back by environmental factors such as cold or rain; if the weather has not been stormy then tomato flowers that wither or do not develop fruit have not been pollinated. Tomato flowers are self pollinating, but they usually need a bit of help. When flowers are on the plant, simply give the plant a light shake–this will help the pollen to drop within each flower.