It’s common knowledge that “suckers” — those shoots growing from the junction of two larger branches in a tomato plant — should be cut off because they drain energy from the main plant and produce no fruit.
Nope. Not always. Pinch little suckers if you like, but if you find a big one, be sure it has no blossoms before ending it’s life. This is especially true with heirloom varieties — which is what you should be growing.
It’s nice to be back.