Asked on Apr 27, 2017

How many hours of sun to tomatoes plays need a day?

Pennie1958TeriNaomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey, Castaic CA


5 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Apr 27, 2017

    Tomato plants need six to eight hours of full sun.
  • Landsharkinnc
    on Apr 27, 2017

    Minimum of six, and even moisture...not soggy, but dry/wet cycles invite blossom end rot
  • It depends. Full sun in my neck of the woods will produce nothing but sunburned fruit. Yes, they need sun, but if it is blazing hot and over 100 every day during the summer, I would give them landscape shade or possibly a different location. With early morning and late afternoon sun. If you have the space, I would buy several plants and place in several locations and see what they like best.
  • Teri
    on Apr 28, 2017

    Actually tomatoes get ripe in the dark. They do like son in the day but they will ripen at night.
  • Pennie1958
    on Apr 28, 2017

    Light Requirements for Tomatoes to Grow. The simple answer to questions on light requirements for tomatoes is that you need a minimum of six hours to produce fruit, but eight or more hours of sun will produce the best results in terms of how many tomatoes you get.
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