Can a Tomato Plant Perform Pollination by Itself?

Tomato plants produce both male and female flowers and are self-pollinating. Usually, daily breezes are enough to shake the pollen up and pollinate the flowers, but gardeners who want to give their tomato plants a little help can gently shake the plant to help release the pollen.

Keywords: pollinating tomatoes, tomato pollination, tomato plant pollination

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