Topping an indeterminate (Black Cherry)
I have a quite tall (pushing 8') but rather crappy looking Black Cherry tomato plant growing in a 25gal Smart Pot.
It has very little leaf mass and the foliage on the lower 1.5 - 2' of the plant was dying from the leaves inward, so I cut off those branches too.
That said the top is growing well and there is a bunch of fruit and it is producing new flowers. However it's getting way too tall to reach, and importantly, to trellis.
If I chop off the growing tips, will it produce new suckers down below? If not, or even if so, is there any way I can encourage it to grow new suckers on the lower portion of the stem?
This post was edited by jdcooper on Sat, Jun 29, 13 at 21:53