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Chilli plants fruiting

paull2paull2 Posts: 93

I've grown a few chilli plants from seed this year (hot wax variety) but most started to flower and fruit while the plants were still small i.e. 12" or so tall. My concern now is that the fruit growth will hinder the plant becoming a strong bushy shape, Shall I remove all the present fruit to give the plants a chance? or don't interfere?


  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,071

    I've always left mine to do their own thing but In do grow a lot of plants so not so concerned about how tall and bushy the plants get.  Perhaps experiment and remove from some but not others?

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
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