I always read that indeterminate bell peppers and tomatoes do not need early fruit removed. But so many times I have seen one fruit grow large while the plant languishes. In the usual fashion, my tomatoes with either small fruits had far more vegetative growth, and had flowers whereas the plants with tomatoes had no flowers and less vegetative growth, despite being ostensibly large varieties. And whats worse, when a tomato produces a single decent sized or large fruit it always seems to get blossom end rot, presumably because it was on the plant too damn long.
This year, seeing the same pattern again, I have removed all of the fruits from the tomato plants and the bell pepper that seemed to be having this problem. (I always have terrible bell pepper results, I’m actually only making space for one bell plant until I finally get good results.) I hope this will result in massive beefsteak tomatoes in good quantity, as I almost always seem to get poor results (and honestly mostly because I previously wouldn’t have the heart to remove the one fruit until it was far too late.)