Small green tomato.

By August 30, 2017Articles

Small green tomato.

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer Even seasoned gardeners can sometimes experience problems with fruits and vegetables that they have grown successfully for years. While blight diseases and insects are common tomato problems that most of us have faced at one time or another, some less common problems do occur. One such problem that we receive many questions about here at Gardening Know How pertains to tomato plants that produce abnormally small fruit. If you’ve noticed that your tomatoes are too small, read on to learn some reasons why tomato fruit won’t grow to an appropriate proper size. Why Does Tomato Fruit Stay Small? The most common cause for small tomatoes is stressed plants. When plants are experiencing stressing circumstances, such as extreme drought or heat, insect infestation or disease, they oftentimes stop sending their energy into flower or fruit production. Instead, the plants will focus their energy on the roots,

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