Tall Growing TomatoSolanum lycopersicum
The tall growing sorts must normally be bound up and the side shoots pinched out. They could also be allowed to wind freely outdoors on a bed of straw but that makes the pinching out of side shoots much more difficult and combating pests too. It will, however, be easier to protect them against the first frosts in autumn. The later sorts should be grown in green houses to yield a good crop in our climate.
To pinch out the shoots that appears, is not necessary to get good fruits.
But often the plant becomes far too extensive, dense and bushy to fit the cultivation. In particular, in greenhouses. If there is enough room, you could always let some early and well targeted shoots be allowed to develop and bear fruit.
The later varieties should ideally be grow in greenhouses or conservatories to give a good crop in our climate.
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