Tomatoe Pruning

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by rufus, Aug 5, 2006.

  1. rufus

    rufus Well-Known Member

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    The neighobor gave me about 2 dozen tomatoe starts this spring since mine didn't make it and now these are the tallest tomatoes I have ever seen. What's worse is they are going wild with the vines so I trimmed them all to around 6 feet so I can tie them up. Did I just ruin these tomatoe plants or will they be ok?
     
  2. Paquebot

    Paquebot Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like you got a variety which is either known for aggresive growth or one meant to be trellised or on tall stakes. And, plants where the early laterals were removed to create just one tall main stem. By now, your plants should have set a lot of fruit, possibly even more than you'll need. In that case, you won't be hurting the plant.

    Martin