Can a tomato plant perform pollination by itself?

Answer Tomato plants have lightweight pollen that can spread on the wind: if a tomato vine is planted outdoors, it can perform pollination without help. However, if it is in a greenhouse, pollination shou... Read More »

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Can a tomato plant pollinate by itself?

No, tomatoes cannot pollinate unaided. They require the help of wind or pollinators to successfully reproduce. Domestic varieties of tomato can, however, self-pollinate to the degree that a second ... Read More »

Do tomato plants need pollination?

Tomato plants require pollination in order to bear fruit. Tomato plants self-pollinate, which means that both female and male reproduction parts are on flower. Wind and insects help to remove the p... Read More »

How far apart should tomato plants be planted to prevent cross pollination?

Cross pollination rarely happens between tomato plants, therefore this is not a factor for spacing. The spacing does, however, depend on whether your plants are staked or free to sprawl. Staked pla... Read More »

Process of Pollination in a Flowering Plant?

Flowers have the sole purpose of reproducing their plants. They developed over time to attract animals, particularly insects, as pollinators, sometimes in very specific ways. Common snapdragons are... Read More »