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    Default Small Tomatoes.

    Is anyone else's tomatoes quite small this year. Some of mine are really really small. Is there a reason as to why this happens?

    Grow them the same way every year. Weather maybe?
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    Hi Scoot, what variety are you growing.

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    I was thinking the same yesterday when looking at my Oh Happy Day at the allotment. Last year these were big beefsteak tomatoes but this year they look a much more normal size (2nd year I have grown them so no other years for comparison). I think the very up and down temperatures this year have not helped at all and I suspect last night will have slowed things further - we got down to 6.5C here.
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    Not noticed any difference with mine, I'm growing Black cherry, Gardeners delight, Shirleys, San marzano and for the first time Ildi but they're small toms anyway.
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    My tomatoes are pretty small so far too which I also noticed, and very slow and all still green. I have a mix of everything small to large. I did plant them out late, but the sizes are small, the beefsteaks look like money makers, and the money makers look like cherry types.

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    Short answer -yes

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    Quote Originally Posted by chillithyme View Post
    My tomatoes are pretty small so far too which I also noticed, and very slow and all still green. I have a mix of everything small to large. I did plant them out late, but the sizes are small, the beefsteaks look like money makers, and the money makers look like cherry types.
    Snap, even down to planting them out late, 1st July.
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    I noticed the same,this is kennilworth King George,the low down truss has big tomatoes,the trusses higher up some flowers were aborted during the heatwave & little pollination,it was too hot for the bees,at one point it was 38 degrees here -

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