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Q.Trimming Leaves From Tomato Plants

Anonymous added on September 13, 2011 | Answered

I’ve heard that by trimming the leaves off a tomato plant at a certain time it makes them produce better. I bought 2 tree tomato plants that are growing and have just a few green tomatoes on them. I planted them in May. Should I trim the leaves off or is there anything I can do to make them produce and ripen faster? I’m in Zone 5.

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Answered on September 14, 2011

At this point in time, I would not trim the leaves (more info if you are interested https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/tomato/should-you-prune-tomato-plants.htm
There is not much you can do to make them ripen faster. But if you find frost coming before they are ripe, you can finish ripening them in the house. Here are the directions for that: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/tomato/how-to-turn-green-tomatoes-red-how-to-store-tomatoes-in-the-fall.htm

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