Pruning tomato plants is the action of removing excess foliage and diseased parts of the tomato plant. This pruning is designed to help the tomato plant to be healthier and produce more tomatoes.
An average tomato plant may produce 10 pounds of tomatoes In a season, but a healthy tomato plant can produce up to 70 pounds of tomatoes per season depending upon the variety. Pruning tomato plants is a learned skill, that can be easily mastered. You can pinch the leaves or stems off that you want to remove. You can also use shears to produce the same effect.