Tomato Plants
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Do I break off shoots?

Zone Caribbean | donbridgitts garden added on March 6, 2012 | Answered

As the young plants grow, at every leaf, there is a "shoot" or as my daddy called them on tomatoes-'suckers". Do I snap these off?

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Nikki
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Answered on March 7, 2012

Suckers can produce flowers the same as main branches. Whether or not you remove the suckers is a personal choice. These articles will explain more:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/tomato/should-you-prune-tomato-plants.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/tomato/tomato-plant-suckers.htm

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