What will happen to my tomato plant?

Last spring I planted a tomato plant in a pot too late for it to produce any fruit. A few months ago I brought it into the house and put it in the laundry room with a flourescent light. It's doing very well -- getting flowers on it and growing taller. Of course it's not producing fruit.
What will happen if I take this plant outside in the spring and plant it? Will it bare fruit, or just continue to grow without bearing fruit?
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If it lasts that long it should bear fruit. If it's developing flowers, it has the right conditions.

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On 2/11/05 11:10 PM, in article snipped-for-privacy@news1.west.earthlink.net, "Suzie-Q"

It should bear fruit if you take a fine paint brush and do a little hand pollinating. Supposedly the folks at Disney do this in the hydroponics garden.
They will, of course, be naked. You will have to dress them your self.
Cheryl
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opined:

Tomatoes are wind pollinated so all one need do is shake the plant, vigorously. Of course, doing the paintbrush may assure pollination took place, but it's not necessary.
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The easiest way to produce fruit is to hand pollinate daily using an electric toothbrush. I have 12 tomatoe plants in my greenhouse and 6 of them are producing tomatoes. The other 6 are just starting to bloom.
Marv - Montezuma, IA
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Greenhouse tomato producers frequently just walk down the row and pluck the strings that support the tomato plants. The vibrations are enough to pollinate the flowers. No equipment required.
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