Author Topic: Broken main stem on Celebrity Tomato  (Read 35 times)

thefist

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Broken main stem on Celebrity Tomato
« on: May 23, 2023, 10:32:26 am »
Oops!   I mistakenly snipped off the main stem of a couple Celebrity tomatoes, just above the first bud. 
There’s been no recovery in about 2 weeks.   Will these eventually grow a new stem on their own or will something need to be done?
I always prune low suckers for some size control but I guess I got a little aggressive this time! 

I may have done this on one Brandywine also. 
« Last Edit: May 23, 2023, 10:47:24 am by thefist »

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Re: Broken main stem on Celebrity Tomato
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2023, 02:47:59 pm »
If you're not seeing any lateral growth after 2 weeks I doubt the plant will recover, I 've done this lots of times. If the mistake cuts were only partial across the stem, I always put a wrap of duct around the stem to hold it together
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