Pruning tomatoes is known to increase average fruit size and decrease total yield. Effects on marketable yield and early yield vary among cultivars and with the degree of pruning. This trial was conducted to evaluate a range of pruning treatments on two cultivars grown in the Midwest: Mountain Spring and Florida 91. Florida 91 has a larger vine and is later-maturing than Mountain Spring. The trial was conducted at the Pinney-Purdue Agricultural Center in Wanatah, Indiana.
variety trials, tomatoes, vegetables, Lycopersicon esculentum, Solanum lycopersicum, pruning
Date of this Version
Originally published in Midwestern Vegetable Variety Trial Report for 2001. Compiled by Mario R. Morales and Liz Maynard. Bulletin No. 808. Dept. of Horticulture and Office of Agricultural Research Programs, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, Indiana. December 2001.