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Jun 28, 2018 12:14 PM CST
I put my tomatos in the ground the first week in June. They had sat for about three weeks on my porch and in that time fruit began growing. The fruit continues to grow but not the plants in the ground. The majority of the plants are San Marzano and the rest are Celebrity. What I'd like to know is should I remove the existing fruit to have the plant focus on itself instead of the fruit.
Name: Paul
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Jun 28, 2018 12:21 PM CST
I think removing the tomatoes would be commonly recommended but I have also left them on and got earlier tomatoes......your choice.
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Jun 28, 2018 1:14 PM CST
How tall are your plants? Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'San Marzano') as well as Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Celebrity') are said to attain heights to 5 feet but I agree with Paul, it's your choice whether to remove the fruit or allow them to continue to grow and perhaps ripen.
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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Jul 1, 2018 6:25 AM CST
I've found that determine tomatoes, tend to grow tomatoes in spurts. Slack off Production, then spurt again. Etc.
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