Greenhouse Tomato Production

Posted: October 10, 2011 in Tomatoes
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Tomatoes demand the highest price: December -April. Tomatoes traditionally don’t grow in the winter.

Green house or hydro are the most common for local tomatoes out of season.

Disease and pest causes:

-1humidity

-2Bad sanitation practices

Ideal temps for tomatoes:

Day-75-85F

Night-60-70F

Common green house heating: Polyethylene tubing, over head heating, propane, re-venting light air.

Common greenhouse cooling: Fan cooling, evap-pad, venting ‘burping’. cool wall.

Main source of pollination: Bumble bees. Average population 2-4 hives per acre.

Tomato sex: Tomatoes have male and female reproductive flowers. Some rare varieties are single sex.

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