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Pruning Indeterminate Tomato Plants

Posted July 09, 2014

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Later on in the season I do prune back larger branches that are not fruiting. This encourages the fruits to ripen quicker that are left on the plant. This is especially good to do about a month and a half before frost is expected. We don’t take off to much during the growing season due to the very hot temps and high UV that burns the tomatoes. We just use the extra growth as a protector… The down side to not opening up for light and air flow is that the tomatoes don’t ripen as fast and the heirlooms that get dark color on their shoulders (like ‘Orange Fleshed Purple Smudge), don’t if shaded to much. Also, I would definitely recommend encouraging air flow in humid climates. Here in Southern Utah, we are very very dry!

Posted by Ali on September 17, 2015

Very nice video and information was great. I was wondering if you do what I do in pruning back large non producing branches. I do this to let in more light and air flow, and I only do a small amount of branches. Is this something you practice too?
I live in zone 5 (I think, LOL) in the Pacific Northwest, way east in the State of Washington. We have such a short season that anything at all that we can do to get production is a bonus.
Thanks again for your blog/posts!

Posted by La'aura on July 15, 2015

A lot of valuable information in a short amount of time! Wish I had known some of these tips years ago.

Posted by sandee on April 22, 2015

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