Pitching out tops of rapidly growing tomato plants

Asked June 22, 2018, 1:36 PM EDT

I suppose it’s a good season for tomatoes my sungold & cherry tomato plants r going to the sky! I regularly pinch out suckers. Never thought it was a good idea to pinch out tops but several gardening friends have done it with good results??? Need expert opinion. Thanks so much! Answers have been most helpful!!

Howard County Maryland

1 Response

Let the tomatoes grow. If the plants get out of bounds, prune around the end of July. Pruning now may reduce yield. Continue to pinch suckers. It is up to you if you want to experiment with the pruning to see what works for you.
Here is our tomato profile and general pruning information http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/learn/tomatoes