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Old July 11, 2020   #1
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Default No blossoms/buds, but 6' tall Juliet Roma Grape hybrid

I have several tomato plants, all in the same area, so they all get the same amount of sun, water and fertilizer.
The Juliet Roma Grape hybrid is over 6 feet tall, yet just started getting blossoms near the very top, but nothing on the lower part of the plant. Is this normal?
I have several other tomato plants that have already achieved full growth with fruit.

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Old July 13, 2020   #2
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I don’t know the variety specifically, but that definitely isn’t normal for most toms. I’ve had this issue if there is a problem with the main growing tip, and I end up growing the plant from a sucker. You can miss a truss or two as it takes longer for the new stem to produce a flower truss.

Did something different happen in terms of pruning, or anything happen to the mains stem?
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Old July 13, 2020   #3
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Did minimal pruning, no damage to the plant, just no fruit truss/stems created. There are about 15-20 off shoot leave truss/stems, no fruit.
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Old July 16, 2020   #4
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sounds like you have a mule, lots of foliage but no blossoms.
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Old July 16, 2020   #5
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I have a couple plants no or very few blossoms and was wondering what the problem was also?
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Old July 16, 2020   #6
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I bought 2 Sweet 100 cherry plants at Lowe's that came from someplace in Virginia. Both are tall stringy plants with sparse fruit trusses. Loads of folliage but long stems and tall and lanky. I've never had a cherry tomato fail to produce like these did. I fertilized and located the containers as usual. I may rip both out and put a some more deserving plants in there. lol. This was also the year that the first Bonnie plants I purchased all died. They were San Marzano, which was the only reason I bought them. Definitely a weird year for plants except my own seedlings. Covid and weird cold weather disrupted supplies and I also think the cold damaged plants before purchase.
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Old July 16, 2020   #7
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sounds like you have a mule, lots of foliage but no blossoms.

Is there a solution for it?
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Old July 17, 2020   #8
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I researched some and found too much nitrogen may be a cause.

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Some pretty representative pictures here:

https://www.groasis.com/photos-frenc...-plant?lang=fr

The picture from the breeder (Known-You Seed Co., Ltd), is a bit over the top.
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