Re: [tomato] "Blossom Set": can I make it?

Kimberlee Simmons/ (
Mon, 27 Apr 1998 15:25:47 +0500

On the subject of Re: [tomato] "Blossom Set": can I m, 
ChuckWyatt/Md/Z7 said:

> Blossom Set is a hormone that tricks the plant into thinking that a
> blossom has actually been pollinated. The blossom in question will
> actually produce fruit but that fruit will have few if any seeds.
So, if you are growing a low-seed variety, there might be less seed 
than usual?

> You most be very careful not to spray the foliage as the chemical
> will cause damage there.  The product works to an extent when
> weather is too cold or too hot for proper pollination.  I tried it
> once and will not buy again.
Is that because you save seed, or because it was hard to spray only 
on the flower, or because it affected the flavor?  Some other reason?

Thanks for the info!


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