Pruning Tall Tomato Plants
Hi All -
O.K., I know, I know it's just the beginning of the season. My transplants here in So. Cal just went in last week but thought I'd hopefully get some feedback in advance from all you tomato growers and what works for you re: late season pruning.
My question is, it seems year after year towards the end of the growing season (late Aug./Sept.) I wind up with 8 to 10 ft. tall indeterminate tomato plants, both heirlooms and hybrids, of which the top 1/3 is quite lush with foliage AND some blossoms but they wind up producing very little in the way of fruit. Would I be better off to start pruning the tops say in August, thus allowing more production into the lower 2/3rds of the plant or continue letting them grow as high as they want?
Will and the Furry Ones