gardenbean
Senior Member
Posts: 251
Joined: Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:47 am
Location: Westminster Colorado

Yellow Pear and Super 100's

When it comes to pruning these varieties is it best to just not prune them or is it ok to at least get the lower branches off the main stem to avoid fungual diseases down the road?

I went ahead and trimmed off the lower branches but thats all I have done. And yes I still pinch out sucker shoots once a week.
Learning as I go and surprising myself when it all comes together......

TZ -OH6
Super Green Thumb
Posts: 2097
Joined: Fri Jul 25, 2008 11:27 pm
Location: Mid Ohio

Are you talking about branches or leaves? Remove ground-level leaves to help the plant dry out and stop fungus. How much to prune branches really depends on your support method and how much of a mess of jungle you are willing to put up with.

gardenbean
Senior Member
Posts: 251
Joined: Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:47 am
Location: Westminster Colorado

TZ-All of the bottom branches have come off so I have at least a 10 inch clearing from the first branch and the soil. I use a trellis support that is attached to a fence that has a southern exposure. One securely trellised, the plants usually take over the fence and by the end of the season the fence is completley covered with tomato vines with their bunches of tomatos thru out. :D

And that's all the pruning that i do with my yellow pears.
Learning as I go and surprising myself when it all comes together......

TZ -OH6
Super Green Thumb
Posts: 2097
Joined: Fri Jul 25, 2008 11:27 pm
Location: Mid Ohio

Sounds like you have everything under control.

Return to “TOMATO FORUM”