[Market-farming] Fruit Set Temperatures

Allan Balliett allan.balliett at gmail.com
Sun Aug 5 21:26:53 EDT 2012


While I feel you're holding the spoon  a bit further from my lip than
I'm comfortable with, I want to thank you for pointing out this
keyword combination which, yes, will give me the references I need.
Not intuitive, of course, for a guy wondering why he doesn't have
blossoms. Your help is appreciated. -Allan in WV where, thankfully,
it's raining right now (and supposedly going to be in the 80s this
week)

On Sun, Aug 5, 2012 at 9:08 PM, Flying S Farms
<farmerwantabe at hotmail.com> wrote:
> I just googled 'pollination temperature' several places came up! Thanks for your post I was able to find out why I'm loosing so many tomato blossoms. Good luck with your search.
>
> Catherine Simmons
> Flying S Farms
> Woodbury, TN
> Sent from iPhone
>
> Hanging on by the seeds of our plants!
>
>
> On Aug 5, 2012, at 3:02 PM, "Allan Balliett" <allan.balliett at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Howdy -
>>
>> 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.
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> -Allan
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