Posted: 31/05/2017 at 22:18
I take off some of the lower leaves when the plants get big, mainly to allow air to circulate and slow down the spread of any blight. Towards the end of the season I often take off most or all of the leaves if they're not looking good, and the tomatoes go on ripening.
Moneymaker is well known variety, and yes it's an indeterminate (cordon) variety, but "F1 hybrids" are not a variety, it's a term used for a plant that is cross-bred from two different parent plants. Take another look at the seed packet, there will be another name for the variety. F1s are often superior varieties, but more expensive, so you only get a few seeds in a packet.