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Hi everyone! My plum tomatoes are growing and growing and growing. ..! I heard somewhere that I should pinch out the tips, is that right? If it is, then can anyone please tell me how to pinch them out? I'd be very grateful For some help image


  • FleurisaFleurisa Posts: 779

    You pinch out the growing tip when it has reached the top of the greenhouse or when you have 6 trusses of fruits for outside plants.

    Side shoots are removed for corden (straight up) tomato plants, these are found in the leaf axil between the leaf and main stem

  • But mine don't have fruits yet, only flowers. Although I can see only 3 tomatoes
  • FleurisaFleurisa Posts: 779

    So don't pinch out the tips only remove side shoots

  • Ok. Will that make them stop growing like crazy?
  • FleurisaFleurisa Posts: 779

    It should stop them from growing out sideways

  • Ok Thanks. Can you tell me how tall they get?
  • FleurisaFleurisa Posts: 779

    It depends on growing conditions and variety, usually more than 6 foot in a greenhouse

  • Oh ok image

    Thank you for your help Fleurisa. I really appreciate it image
  • LynLyn Posts: 21,366

    If its Roma, you dont pick out anything, they grow as a bush and wil produce all the tomatoes at the same time. They only grow to about 3ft, but do need staking. 

    Maybe yours isnt a Roma, if you know what its called, the internet will tell you if its a determinate type, or


    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Hi Lyn, it's a Principe Borghese. What should I do with it?
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