Tomato plant not fruiting, has double stem

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i have two cherry tomato plants, both are healthy and growing yet both grew with a double stem on each plant " see images" it is healthy but not fruiting at all is there something i should do?


the plant flowers all of the time but never sets fruit

Posted by: reem (9 points) reem
Posted: January 17, 2015

Lindsay McMenemy commented,
Please see my updated answer
about 5 years ago.


In the second picture, is that a dried out flower I can see? Has the plant been flowering but not setting fruit? The double stem is completely normal. Here is a nice youtube video explaining about pruning. Some people prune deliberately to force a second stem to grow as this means the plant will produce more fruit. A single stemmed plant will produce less fruit but it will be bigger.



The fact that your plant is flowering and not setting fruit points to an issue with pollination. You may need to hand pollinate your plants. Please see this post that I wrote explaining the process for information on how to do this:


Posted by: Lindsay McMenemy (1 point) Lindsay McMenemy
Posted: January 19, 2015

I think that your tomato was deficiency of potassium.
(exactly, Nitrogen is too much. :)
And you know where is a little dark. Tomato likes sunlight.
So, you should give tomato Potassium(K) fertilizer and hand pollination.

Posted by: k18hoya (1 point) k18hoya
Posted: January 30, 2015

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