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Tomatoes Planted 4/23

First time going tomatoes in a warm climate..... Normally Chicago Weather but this year Mountain Home, Arkansas ..... Planted store bought starts on 4/23 and pic is from 6/9 .....
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Re: Tomatoes Planted 4/23

As spectacular as that is, I’m not seeing many/any? flowers or fruits. You should back off on the nitrogen. You probably should also prune at least some of the suckers to open up the plant structure a bit... unless this is a determinate variety.
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Re: Tomatoes Planted 4/23

applestar wrote:As spectacular as that is, I’m not seeing many/any? flowers or fruits. You should back off on the nitrogen. You probably should also prune at least some of the suckers to open up the plant structure a bit... unless this is a determinate variety.
Have not given any nitrogen .... Just spray fed some seaweed and some kelp but no nitro .... I just sprayed last Friday, lightly, with some Budswell but not nitro ....

Also have removed about 30 flowers from three plants in hopes of getting some of the early fruits, earlier and bigger .....

As for trimming the suckers, I should do that, thank you ....

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Here are some flower / fruit pics!
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Re: Tomatoes Planted 4/23

I think removing the flowers just slows down when you get fruit. If the plant is not ready to produce fruit, it will drop the flowers itself. Otherwise you might as well let them develop into fruit.
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It looks like the plant does get some shade and that may be why it gets taller. I agree, it is not necessary to remove flowers. Tomatoes will drop flowers if it is in distress or has too many.
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