Prunin' maters

Bill Shoemaker wshoemak at inil.com
Wed Jul 10 14:54:23 EDT 2002


Prune all of them from the ground up to the one just below the first flower
truss. Leave that one. You're done then. Don't prune any flower trusses.

Bill Shoemaker
Sr Research Specialist, Food Crops
Univ of Illinois - St Charles Hort Research Center

>Hello  --  I realize it is a bit late for these questions, but here goes.
>When pruning/suckering maters, just which truss is the last one you pull?
>Does it make any difference between varieties?
>We grow (Brandywine, Hillbilly, Pinks, German Stripe, Mr. Stripey, Better
>Boy, Early Girl, Sweet 100's, Yellow Pear, Mountain Pride & Gold) on
plastic
>and stake/weave the plants.
>Thanks for any input.
>
>Tom Anslow
>Limerock Orchards and Roadside Market




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