Pruning tomato and pepper plants

Asked July 18, 2020, 6:03 PM EDT

Should tomato and pepper plants be pruned during the growing season? If so, how best to?

Hennepin County Minnesota

1 Response

Hi there--
Here's a good guide on pruning tomatoes:

I don't see anything similar for peppers. I did see this line: Suckering/pruning: Peppers require minimal pruning. Remove suckers up to the first flower cluster. A sucker is a small shoot growing between a leaf and main stem. Old leaves below the first fruit can be removed around the time you harvest the first pepper.

So, I think you're off the hook (for the most part) with pepper plants!