Pruning Cherry Tomatoes

yumtomatoes(10a/FLA)September 16, 2011

I have a Sun Gold plant that I am going to pot up into its final home soon. What I have done so far is to cut off the lower leaves each time I have potted it up (twice before) and buried the stem up to the remaining leaves. I also have clipped off any blossoms that formed since the plant is not yet in its final home.

Once it is in its final home, should I remove suckers as I would for an indeterminate plant? I know this will reduce yield, but I would like the fruits to be larger if possible.

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natal(Louisiana 8b)

Very little variation in size. Pruning suckers isn't going to turn a cherry into something larger. Just make sure you have a sturdy staking system.

    Bookmark   September 16, 2011 at 5:58PM
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yumtomatoes(10a/FLA)

So should I just leave the suckers?

    Bookmark   September 16, 2011 at 9:09PM
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dickiefickle(5B Dousman,Wi.)

Are you saying its not an Indeterminate variety ? You dont want to trim off suckers on a determinate plant . There are varieties that producer larger fruit if thats what you desire.

    Bookmark   September 16, 2011 at 9:45PM
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yumtomatoes(10a/FLA)

Sun Gold is indeterminate. I chose a cherry because of its ability to set fruit in hot/humid climates and its earliness. I am also growing beef steaks but those take longer and don't set fruit as well in hot/humid climates.

    Bookmark   September 16, 2011 at 9:58PM
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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

Pruning FAQ

Here is a link that might be useful: FAQ - To prune or Not to Prune

    Bookmark   September 17, 2011 at 8:48AM
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