I know that you can top a pepper plant early on and essentially force it to grow into a bush form but can you do the same for tomatoes? Im growing indoor hydroponic indeterminates and my grow space only has a limited height. Will topping the tomatoes decrease potential fruit output?
If you pinch the top off it will cause it to branch out and become more bushy. Ensure you have plenty of other branches.
I can’t speak to personal experience with it, but there was some recent discussion of an old French pruning method over on Tomato Junction that kept plants relatively short. Click on the page number (page 632) to see the full description on this Google books link. The link takes you first to a preview.
Wow this is great, thank you!