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Horticulture Notes: Pruning Fresh-Market Tomatoes
Joe Kemble, Mary Beth Musgrove
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Publication Date: 07/10/2006

Pruning helps maintain a balance between vegetative and reproductive growth. Failure to adequately prune your tomato plants will result in excessive vegetative growth with reduced fruit size. Pruning also keeps plants and fruit off the ground, helping to control diseases. Although pruning requires a lot of effort, the instructions and illustration in this concise publication will help you reap the benefits of earlier and easier harvest, and large, luscious fruit.