Remove sideshoots from cordon tomatoes

4th August 2022

Remove sideshoots from cordon tomatoes

If you are growing tomatoes as cordons (single stems) up canes or strings, you need to keep on top of removing side shoots as they will keep light from the main trusses of fruit (and weight the plant down); and besides you will never manage to ripen all the fruit if you leave a vining tomato to sprawl!  You can also remove any leaves from below the bottom truss of fruit - they won't be producing much energy and without them light can get to the fruit.

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