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Black Russian Tomato Plant

I was given a plant a little while ago and it's gone mad. I have three lovely big toms growing but the plant itself is growing outward so much so that the pot falls over. How do I prune it back please? 


  • philippasmith2philippasmith2 Posts: 2,127
    If it is similar to Black Krim ( a beefsteak type ), the fruits are large and the plant needs a strong support.
    You don't say where you have it or in what size container.  You need to remove any side shoots and just allow the main stem to produce the flowering trusses.
    If you don't have any kind of support in place  but you have large fruits on the bottom, the plant will automatically start to keel over.
  • purplerallimpurplerallim LincolnshirePosts: 4,497
    There is also a black cherry called black russian,  so it depends what size of tom you have @virgoanlass
    As you say big, then at this stage of the season pinch off most of the growing tips, as a beef tom only produces a few fruit, and keep the ones growing in the right direction, it will need a pot of at least 12inch/  30cm , canes to hold it up and take the weight.
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