Cherry Tomatoes

too tall tomatoes

Anonymous added on September 29, 2015 | Answered

This year I grew some Sweet 100's cherry tomatoes and for the first time ever. They grew 7 feet (no kidding)! They were obnoxious--what could cause this to happen? In previous years, this did not happen. Also, I had to thin the leaves frequently so te sun and air could ripen the tomatoes. Is this ok to do?

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Answered on September 30, 2015

What you are seeing is normal. The expected height for Sweet100's is 8-12 feet tall. In previous years you may have grown a different variety that did not have that height potential.

As long as you are not overzealous removing leaves I don't foresee it being a problem particularly if it did not impact your tomato yield/harvest.

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