Cutting back tomato plants

noss(Zone 9a Lafayette, LA)July 20, 2011

Hi,

I have four Celebrity tomato plants that don't know they're supposed to be determinate. They don't even seem to know they're supposed to be semi-determinates because they just keep growing.

They aren't as tall as indeterminates, though. I have one of those and it's growing tall, but only set two tomatoes. One ripened nicely and the other is still growing.

Question: Since the Celebrities and the Creole indeterminate are still putting out suckers, can I let suckers grow up and cut away the older growth and will that refresh the plants?

Thanks,

Vivian

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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

can I let suckers grow up and cut away the older growth and will that refresh the plants?

Refresh? Not really. But you are letting the suckers grow anyway, right? Why wouldn't you? Removing any dead or damaged branches or leaves is routine and never hurts anything.

Semi-INdeterminate is a better label for Celebrity. More accurate.

Dave

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