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Misshapen fruit and some other issues can be the result of temperatures dropping below 55°F. (

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Poor flowering and misshapen or a lack of fruit on tomatoes, peppers and squash may be due to the weather, not your gardening skills. Temperature extremes can interfere with flowering and fruit set on these and other vegetables in your garden.

By MELINDA MYERS, Special to the Courier July 28, 2022