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On most of my tomato plants I have up to now 4 trusses all with flowers & some with fruit.
What I've noticed on most of them is the fruits are setting on the higher trusses ( 3/4) and the first & second have only flowers.
Is it normal for fruits to set on the higher trusses before the first?
Any help appreciated

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,172
    edited 12 July
    Nope. It is usual for lower trusses to set flowers first and then later ones higher up later, if that makes sense. However if you have let a side shoot develop from low down, that will produce later flower than those on the main stem.

     Bush or hanging basket  tomatoes will be different as well.
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  • Andrew KennethAndrew Kenneth Posts: 258
    Nope. It is usual for lower trusses to set flowers first and then later ones higher up later, if that makes sense. However if you have let a side shoot develop from low down, that will produce later flower than those on the main stem.

     Bush or hanging basket  tomatoes will be different as well.
    All side shoots have been removed on a regular basis. No idea what's going on then!
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,658
    Maybe the lower trusses didn't get pollinated?
  • Ferdinand2000Ferdinand2000 Posts: 537
    On most of my tomato plants I have up to now 4 trusses all with flowers & some with fruit.
    What I've noticed on most of them is the fruits are setting on the higher trusses ( 3/4) and the first & second have only flowers.
    Is it normal for fruits to set on the higher trusses before the first?
    Any help appreciated
    We had strange weather in spring this year.

    A warm March, followed by a cooler April. I can see it in my electricity bills.

    Could that have had an effect?
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