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Leaves on fruit truss?

Hi, first time tomato grower here. My sungolds seem to be coming along well, I’ve been pinching out the side shoots between the leaves and main stem as advised.  However, I’m not sure what is best to do with these little leaves that are sprouting among the developing fruit on the truss? Do I pinch or snip them off, or is it better to leave them where they are?
Advice appreciated,


  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 11,142
    I usually snap them off if they develop a knuckle where they join the vine. If not you could snip them off.
    I can't think of any reason not to leave them in place either - unless they get a bit too big. All leaves provide energy for the plant to grow.

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  • purplerallimpurplerallim Posts: 5,228
    I take them off as they add more weight to the truss, and the fruit is heavy enough.😁 Don't want to risk bending/braking. 
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