How to Prune Beefsteak Tomatoes

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To prune beefsteak tomatoes, trim the side branches so that the main branch will get thicker and produce more flowers. Never prune tomato plants more than one-third at a time, and consider advice from a sustainable gardener in this free video on gardening.

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Hi. This is Yolanda Vanveen and in this segment we're going to talk about how to prune "beefsteak tomatoes". Well tomatoes come in all different shapes and sizes. And generally you don't really need to prune your tomatoes and you'll still get fruit. But by pruning them here and there, and periodically through the summer. You will find that you will get, you will get in the end, larger more sustainable fruit. And that way you can have large tomatoes for your garden and for your kitchen. So as they grow, you'll find that tomatoes almost grow like a vine. And they'll vine all over whether you put it in a tomato cage or against a trellis, or up against a fence, they'll make a big vine. If you let them grow naturally, they'll get very spindly and with lots of vines. But by pruning out some of the side suckers. You will find that the main branch will get much thicker and then when they produce flowers, you will have much larger tomatoes. So you never want to prune more than one-third of the plant at one time. So by just pruning out every three branches, out of your, away from your tomato plant. You will find that they'll get much thicker and much lusher, and you'll have even larger "beefsteak tomatoes".

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