Maynard, Elizabeth, "Fresh Market Tomato Pruning Trial for Northern Indiana, 2001" (2001). Midwest Vegetable Trial Reports. Paper 84.
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variety trials, tomatoes, vegetables, Lycopersicon esculentum, Solanum lycopersicum, pruning
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.