Stupice Foliage Sparce?
I have 6 Stupice plants among my 48 plants I am growing this year. They are billed to be an early and heavy producer of pretty darn good tomatoes. They are a potato leaf variety and this happens to be my first run with anything potato leafed (including potatoes themselves).
Now so far the plant seems to be living up to it's reputation. At this point, my tomatoes are in the 3-4 Ft tall range and just putting on thier first fruit sets. Most of the bigger varieties have several to nearly ten green tomatoes on the vine. The stupice plants have about 16-20 per plant and there are quite a few which are bigger than golfball size. I think stupice gets about as big as a peach, so I would say some are pretty close to being fully sized.
The only thing I am noticing is the foliage is very sparse? I was expecting a potato leaf variety with the broader leaves to be an even thicker canopy than the regular leaf kinds. To my suprise, most of the fruit are hanging right out in the open. Now I am florida weaving, so maybe this is effecting the canopy,but it still just looks sparser than the rest of my plants.
Anyone grown stupice before and noticed this? Or perhaps it's common with all potato leaf varieties? The plants are nice and green and healthy and they are absolutely loaded with fruit and new flower clusters.