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The commonest cause for blossoms falling, particularly if they drop from the knuckle, is dryness, both at the root and in the air. Hot, dry air has already been mentioned in one of the other answers as a possible issue. Lack of pollination also causes this problem, so increase humidity and water, and if the flowers remain and do open, tap them gently ...


One cause: Excessive heat will do it, we had a 1 week hot spell back in July that knocked out tomato production for quite a few gardeners here. Fortunately for my garden, we had part of the crop flower early enough and the other flower late enough that we didn't get hurt much. The ones that tried to flower during the extreme temps lost the flower buds and ...

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