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Grape tomato question

queenscook | Jun 9, 2010 07:50 PM

It's my first year trying to grow tomatoes. I bought small plants from a nursery: two of a variety called "Early Girl" and two of an unnamed variety of grape tomatoes. I bought and re-potted the Early Girls one week earlier than the grape tomatoes, the week before Mother's Day (I was once told you should have your plants in the soil by Mother's Day), on or about May 5 (both plants in the same large pot, as directed to by the nursery staff). I bought and re-potted the grape tomato plants on Mother's Day itself, May 9.

The appearance of blossoms was exciting enough, but I was so excited when I saw the first sign of tomatoes on the Early Girl plants, one week ago today (June 2). Now have six small tomatoes growing; the largest is the size of a golf ball. However, although there are plenty of blossoms on the grape tomato plants (also in one large pot), there is so far no sign of the fruit (veg) itself.

They were sitting approximately 4 feet apart, but I have now moved the grape tomato pot immediately next to the other, just to give them as similar conditions as I can. Both are now on the railing of my sunny, Southern exposure, back porch and I have been keeping them similarly watered. The grape tomato plant was very dry and droopy the other day, so I watered it and it perked back up within an hour or so. Today's steady rain should keep them both hydrated for another day or so.

Am I just over-anxious, or is it likely there is something wrong with the grape tomatoes?

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