Tomatoes late this year ?

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Cleo

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Tomatoes late this year ?
« on: July 26, 2008, 21:07 »
I have several varieties of Tomato.
Two outside plants and several in the Green house.
Prolific flowers but only found my first small fruit today.
I think they will come eventually.
Anyone else with the same problem ?
I'm in the Midlands

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« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2008, 21:33 »
mine are like that too, but I started them off a bit late.  They'll catch up so long as this nice weather keeps up  :D

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« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2008, 21:38 »
I put mine in late too, but the fruits are beginning to form now, so won't be long!

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« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2008, 21:47 »
I put mine in early which is why it is so strange that they are flowering late.
I'm thinking

pollen clumping due to all the rain last month

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« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2008, 22:25 »
I'm the most furthest south of all of all of you and mine are all small and green

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Tomatoes late this year ?
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2008, 22:43 »
Weird!!!

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« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2008, 23:20 »
I'm up here in deepest darkest Yorkshire.

Not seen the sun for a month until today but I still have a great crop of GREEN TOMATOES....

If they ripen it'll be fantastic otherwise it'll be Chutney Time !!   :D

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« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2008, 00:05 »
I have about 10 in the greenhouse but it doesnot get direct sunlight, its a neighbours leanto that I have the use of so happy to have it for bringing stuff on but not sure if the tomatoes will do that well with out direct sunlight?
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Tomatoes late this year ?
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2008, 06:57 »
I have loads of good sized green ones, I'm hoping that this warm spell will turn things around. Due to illness earlier in the year I was about 4 weeks late in starting them, but they appear to have caught up.

HOWEVER.......

I also grew plants for my mother. Same packet, raised at the same time, grown on together here & then planted out into their respective grennhouses at the same time.

She's got ripe one's.  :(
Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

Seeds are SOWN, planting's for plants (and bulbs & tubers)!

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« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2008, 08:42 »
Quote from: "DD."
I have loads of good sized green ones, I'm hoping that this warm spell will turn things around. Due to illness earlier in the year I was about 4 weeks late in starting them, but they appear to have caught up.

HOWEVER.......

I also grew plants for my mother. Same packet, raised at the same time, grown on together here & then planted out into their respective grennhouses at the same time.

She's got ripe one's.  :(


 :lol:  :lol:  Sod's...

I haven't any ripe ones in the gh, however, outdoors they have been ripening.
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Tomatoes late this year ?
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2008, 09:44 »
Bizarre !!!


Seems a strange year for tomatoes all round.

At least I now I'm not alone :-)

Hope we get enough good weather now for them to grow and ripen....
then I can add tomato glut to my mountain of courgettes.

I will be chasing people for chutney recipes

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« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2008, 11:39 »
Well all I have so far is LOADS of flowers and one teeny weeeeeeeeny green tom  :(  I thought when I came back from holiday I'd have loadsa fruit formed ..... no such luck! Ah well, at least my sis kept them alive while I was away  :D

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Tomatoes late this year ?
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2008, 18:57 »
Hi wighty
I am quite a bit further south than you and mine are also only green, but they are getting bigger (is that good or bad?). As I said on another thread, I fear I planted them too close together (I am a novice gardener), but there has also been a distinct lack of sun the last couple of weeks. September is usually very nice in Austria though, so I am optimistic. One has to be surely??????? :roll:
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Tomatoes late this year ?
« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2008, 21:42 »
I have the same problem with stubborn green tomatoes.  We've had a mini heatwave this weekend and one of my toms has turned orange.  I'm sure it happened a lot sooner last year and the weather then was wet and horrible.
We can be sad that rose bushes have thorns, or glad that thorn bushes have roses.

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Tomatoes late this year ?
« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2008, 21:46 »
All at various stages of small and green - though the plum toms are doing slightly better than the cherry.  Is anybody else finding a difference between types?
On a positive note, this year the outdoors cucumbers are romping away!



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