Tomato plants trimmed?

Asked August 10, 2020, 10:52 AM EDT

Should tomato plants that are growing taller be trimmed or pinched in order to encourage fruit formation?

Baltimore County Maryland

1 Response

Tomatoes can be trimmed (headed back, suckers removed) but this will not necessarily increase fruit production. It will cause the plant to produce laterals at the cuts which will eventually lead to more flowers and fruits. They can also bend overly long stems to follow horizontal wires and supports.