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Hi everyone, i sowed my tomato seeds a little late (april) as i didn't have a greenhouse then. Anyway they have come on a treat since & are flowering nicely, they keep throwing out trusses despite having quite a few already, should there be a point where i decide i have enough trusses & start topping them so the plant can concentrate more on what's there?
Depends on the variety, but most people say top them out after 5 or 6 trusses, to let them concentrate on the fruit that is there. Having said that, i never count trusses, but top them once they hit the GH roof
The variety of them are "Sweet Millions" cherry toms & some of them are just throwing out a third truss.
Don't forget, note importantly, to remove side-shoots sprouting from the axils. You want lots of red, not more of the green!
I stop them at the roof level.