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Wed Jun 17, 2015, 04:59 PM

Tomato plant not flowering

I have three tomato plants at the moment: Lemon Boy, Celebrity, and Mr Stripey. The first two have lots of fruit. I already picked a lemon boy and it was great! HOWEVER...it's my first time growing Mr Stripey and I've yet to see a flower! That's never happened before....and it's been at least a month since it was repotted. It's pretty large too.

Anyone have a clue? I'm really excited to try them!

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Response to shanti (Original post)

Wed Jun 17, 2015, 06:01 PM

1. Might be wise to read up on Mr. Stripey and see if he is a late bloomer.

Since you have tomatoes with the other plants, I would assume that night time temps and etc are sufficient.
Are planting locations similar?

I have mostly green tomatoes right now, but with this heat wave coming on, should see some red pretty soon.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 18, 2015, 01:35 PM

2. i did a search for mr. stripey

should have done that before buying the plant, but...anyway, discovered that this variety, although pretty, is not particularly well-liked for a bicolor tomato for various reasons. also, mr. stripey is known to produce "bull" plants, which may be what i have i'd really hate to pull the plant, but we'll see. at least the other two plants are producing well!

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Response to shanti (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 18, 2015, 01:50 PM

3. You could just leave it as a sacrificial plant for hornworms.

I use some plants for butterfly/moth nurseries, and the hornworm is the caterpillar of the Hummingbird moth ( aka "hawk moth or "sphinx" moth) a large moth resembling a humminbird which pollinates plants in late evening.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manduca_quinquemaculata

I set those plants on the other side of the ones I want to eat from.

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