TZ -OH6 wrote:Hi CrazyLin,
Cordon/indeterminants do not have to have side shoots (suckers) removed. You can if needed for your support system (e.g. staking). You shouldn't do that for determinants because it will decrease production, which is locked into 1-2 trusses per branch.
If you list the varieties we might be able to help you with the heights.
TZ's right, the more suckers you have, the bushier your plant will be. However, the harder it will be to manage it as well. Depending on you support method (stakes, cages, etc.), you may want to prune a few suckers, or leave them all.
As far as the height goes, as a general rule, I've found that cherry varieties tend to grow taller than the larger, roma and beefsteak varieties.
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