Advise on Tomato plant...Please

puglvr1(9b central FL)September 7, 2013

I purchased a tomato plant about 2 weeks ago and it already as 2 small tomatoes on the plant...I planted it in a large pot. Do you think I need to remove the tomatoes so all the energy can go to growing the plant? know this applies to most fruit trees but didn't know if it applies to tomato plants also...

The plant is appx. 8-10" right now

Thanks in advance...I can add a photo if that will help...

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Michael AKA Leekle2ManE - Zone 9a - Lady Lake, F

I wouldn't imagine that you should have to remove the fruit. Tomato plants grow new roots quite willingly and rather quickly. As long as you didn't do too much damage to the roots when up-potting it, you should be good. Did you take the opportunity during the up-potting to submerge the plant down below the soil level a few inches? I've read and seen on shows that it is recommended to plant a few inches deeper with tomato transplants because they will sprout new roots all along the buried stem and help stabilize the plant.

    Bookmark   September 7, 2013 at 2:37PM
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whgille(FL 9b)

Hi Nancy

There is no need to remove the fruit, I never do. What I usually do before planting is to remove the lower leaves and plant them deep. Good luck with your tomatoes! you are right in time. Mine are also planted and I am looking forward to some homegrown tomatoes.


    Bookmark   September 7, 2013 at 3:02PM
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puglvr1(9b central FL)

Thank you Leekle and Silvia! Appreciate the advise :o)

I will not remove the them...

Yes, I planted mine really deep...I followed the video on Bonnie's website (Below)...

Thanks again! Looking forward to some home grown tomatoes also...

Here is a link that might be useful: Bonnie's Planting Guide...

    Bookmark   September 8, 2013 at 1:51PM
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