What are tomatoe p[lant suckers? - Knowledgebase Question

Bronx, NY (Zone 6B)
Question by ratsohrbekt
July 9, 2006
What are tomatoe plant suckers and how do you identify them?

Answer from NGA
July 9, 2006


Tomato plant suckers are new little side branches that grow in the joint between the main stem and older side stems. They make the plant very dense and bushy and also heavy. Some gardeners like to remove some or most of them, while other gardeners leave them on the plant.

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