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You pinch out the growing tip when it has reached the top of the greenhouse or when you have 6 trusses of fruits for outside plants.
Side shoots are removed for corden (straight up) tomato plants, these are found in the leaf axil between the leaf and main stem
So don't pinch out the tips only remove side shoots
It should stop them from growing out sideways
It depends on growing conditions and variety, usually more than 6 foot in a greenhouse
If its Roma, you dont pick out anything, they grow as a bush and wil produce all the tomatoes at the same time. They only grow to about 3ft, but do need staking.
Maybe yours isnt a Roma, if you know what its called, the internet will tell you if its a determinate type, or
Principe Borghese are a very prolific cropper! They are a bush variety so doesn't need pinching out. I recommend staking them as they tend to fall over as the fruit develops. I hope you will be picking huge quantities soon.
Edit: They should grow to 4-6'
The commercial growers let them grow in a sloping fashion for many metres. They have access to optimum feed and warmth and can keep them going far longer than we can.
loony gardner wrote (see)
Hi Lyn, it's a Principe Borghese. What should I do with it?
Glad you have sorted it out, usually best to look on the net first if you can, you could have ruined your crop.