Should I Prune My Volunteer Tomato Plant?
Q: I found a volunteer tomato plant next to my townhouse which has become
huge and filled with cherry tomatoes. Should I prune it?
A: I don’t know who planted it, but you are welcome to manage the vine any
way you like. In my experience these unexpected volunteer tomatoes are
almost always the cherry type. This is probably because the seeds came from a
hybrid tomato, whose ancestors included a cherry tomato. As a class, cherry
tomatoes tend to be wild and vigorous. When I have them in my garden, I let
one or two grow freely and snack on the small tomatoes as they ripen.