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How should bush variety tomatoes be trained. Or should they be left to their own devices to spread everywhere?
I inadvertently bought a bush variety this year, the plants are spreading everywhere. At the moment I have gathered them up, put a piece of string around them and a cane and hope for the best. Should they be pinched out or shortened back etc?


  • scrogginscroggin Posts: 397
    edited August 2022
    I find that as the fruit develops you may need to put in some form of support. In the past some of the shoots have split due to the wait of fruit. When I plant mine I put in hoop supports and this helps the plant cope. I don't nip them out, though if they're getting to big I can't see it hurting.
  • purplerallimpurplerallim Posts: 5,098
    My Roma are bush variety and if I didn't nip the ends of side shoots it would take over the greenhouse 😆
    So nip away @Joyce Goldenlily I like to let them get one to two trusses before doing this, unless they are heading for the path.
  • Thank you. 
    I think my variety is Cherry Drops. A replacement for Gardener's Delight. There is one fruit set so far but quite a few flowers are now forming. I hope it is going to be worth the effort of coping with it, flavour-wise as well as growth-wise. I have ended up with 3 plants, the foliage is almost ferny compared to cordon variety types.
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