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To remove or not to remove the Pepper/Chilli plant growing tip.

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I have read two different view points about pinching out the growing tip of new padron pepper plants, grown in my greenhouse.

Pinch out and the plant grows bushy with more fruits, keep and the plant grows strong with good sizes peppers.

I would be interested in your experience 


  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,384
    A lot depends on where you are and whether your greenhouse is heated.  In an unheated GH in central UK, the season is too short to pinch-out any kind of capsicum in my experience as not only does that bush them out but sets them back a bit, so mine are left to their own devices.  Even then, it's often a struggle to get them to ripen before it gets too cold and the plants start dying.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
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