[Market-farming] Fruit Set Temperatures
allan.balliett at gmail.com
Sun Aug 5 16:02:26 EDT 2012
Here in the mid-atlantic our daytime temps have been staying pretty
much up in the 90s the last 3 weeks or so.
While I got pretty good harvests of tomatoes, eggplants and sweet
peppers last week, I don't see much fruit out there this week on the
peppers or egg plants (tomatoes are, fortunately, loaded)
I don't see many blossoms, either.
I have some bush beans that are full of blossoms but are taking their
sweet time to make any beans.
Mr. Google has let me down for locating a precise and authorative
explanation of reduced fruit set in peppers and eggplants and beans
due to high heat that I can pass along to my CSA members this week.
I'm wondering if anyone reading this list can point me to such a
document (like from a University, or something)
Or, am I kidding myself and my peppers and eggplants have just quit
after one fruit set?
It's raining outside right now. Praise the Lord! I don't think it's
getting cooler any time soon, though.
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