Should I prune back some of the green foliage on my tomato plants? Will this help the tomatoes that are already growing?
I have tomato plants that have grown very tall and dense with fruit formed, but continuing to grow more greenery with blossoms. I'm wondering if some of the greenery (branches) should be cut back to allow the fruit to get more sun.
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No, the fruit will want to be protected from the sun. You will notice that the best fruit grows within the tangled masses in the shade. You can take off any sucker branches from the bottom of the plant, or any branches that are not fruiting at all. These are a waste of nutrients. If you expose the fruit to too much light, then you may ruin them. Although the leaves need bright light, the fruit will not want to be exposed.
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