Poor tomato plant

ernie85017, zn 9, phxApril 13, 2012

I was removing suckers from my indeterminates and realized the smaller one was smaller because is had been broken at some point. The growing end is gone. I had just taken the closest sucker! Would that have been needed to begin a new top? Is the poor thing doomed?

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tomatofreak(Z9 Phx USA)

How big is the plant and how old is it? If it has enough size and maturity, it may be OK.

    Bookmark   April 13, 2012 at 1:52AM
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ernie85017, zn 9, phx

The main stem is about 5 inches to the point where the break occurred. There is a healed scar where the end was broken off

    Bookmark   April 13, 2012 at 6:16PM
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tomatofreak(Z9 Phx USA)

I'd just continue to let it grow and see what happens. If it has branches, they will likely keep growing and branching. It's worth a try.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2012 at 12:26AM
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tracydr(9b)

With indeterminates, it will just keep doing its thing. Don't worry, you'll get plenty of tomatoes.
My Berkley Tie Die lost its top recently but it will put out plenty of suckers to make up for it.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2012 at 12:30AM
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nimbley(zone 9)

Stick the broken suckers in dirt and they'll take root and make new plants.

    Bookmark   April 17, 2012 at 11:21PM
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