What do I need to know about Pruning tomatoes?

  4 answers
  • Why do you feel the need to prune tomatoes? Nature is messy. Pinching off suckers is fine but if you "prune" the plant will not produce flowers then tomatoes. Let nature do its thing. See if this helps:

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 05, 2017
    It really is not pruning,rather than pinching off unwanted suckers and wild branches without flowers.Another tip is to pinch off any flowers growing to close together to produce larger fruit.

  • Karen Karen on Jun 06, 2017
    We have never pruned tomato plants- just stake or cage them- use netting if. Irds are a problem and let them go.

  • Doris Doris on Jun 07, 2017
    If your tomatoes are the heirloom type, they should be pinched back to encourage larger fruit. We don't pinch off any flowers, just the gangly branches. You can tell which ones to pinch off by how they look - they'll have larger leaves and the part of the branches that are closest to the stem don't have any fuzz on them...they also won't get any blossoms. If the tomatoes are not heirloom or are bush tomatoes, they don't need to be pinched back at all.