Posted: 28/05/2013 at 20:09
I have Gardener's Delight outside - but also, for the first time, something just called 'Italian Plum' tomato. Should I pinch out the side shoots of the latter or leave to grow as a bush? Anyone happen to know? Thanks
Haven't come across "Italian Plum" as the name of a variety. Sounds more like a description. San Marzano and other similiar tomatoes are "plums". What is its growth habit at the moment? Spreading like a bush variety or developing separate leaders with growing tips?
If it's a true "plum" variety it should be doing the latter as an indeterminate variety. You can nip out the side shoots.
Thanks very much for your advice italophile. I too think they want their side shoots nipping really - so I have obliged!