Tomato Plants
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Should you pick tomatoes off your plant in the growing stage

matt74 added on June 19, 2019 | Answered

Plants are small and putting on a lot of fruit. Should they be picked so nutrients go to plant

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on June 20, 2019

Contrary to what many gardeners believe, thinning of tomato fruits in warm summer areas has no effect on the flavor or nutritional value of the remaining fruits, and only a slight influence on fruit size. In fact, fruit thinning may increase problems with fruit cracking, especially if you thin fruits just before a heavy rain. Commercial growers often thin to enhance uniform ripening, but home gardeners have little need for a crop that ripens all at once.

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