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Why are some of my tomato plants suckering from flowering / fruiting branches?

I know it does happen sometimes, but I don't know why. It probably has something to do with regulators, growing conditions, and genetics (but nothing you should really worry about, since it would be a ...
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Why are some of my tomato plants suckering from flowering / fruiting branches?

This is less common than sprouting in the axil (between the main stem and leaf stem), but it definitely happens. In my experience it seems to be genetic - a plant will either do it or it won't. Apart ...
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Sucker branches - to trim or not to trim - that is the question? (photos attached)

If you're fine, they are fine. Suckers (coming from the roots) or water shoots (coming from above ground, near the base) do need to be removed from grafted plants since they come from the rootstock ...
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Sucker branches - to trim or not to trim - that is the question? (photos attached)

The definition of a sucker is a shoot or branch growing from below the graft; the graft point may not be visible above the soil, as in roses for instance, so it's best to check by pushing soil away to ...
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