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Pruning chili peppers so that there is more production


Did you know that pruning your chili plants can help you obtain a larger harvest? In this article we explain how and when to do it, and what benefits it has for the health of your plants and the flavor of your chiles.

Pruning consists of removing some branches, leaves or flowers from plants to promote their growth and development. By pruning, we stimulate the production of new buds and branches, which translates into more flowers and fruits. Additionally, by removing excess foliage, we improve air and light circulation, which prevents diseases and pests.

Types of Pruning:
There are different types of pruning depending on the objective pursued: training pruning, maintenance pruning, rejuvenation pruning, flowering pruning, etc. In the case of chili plants, we are interested in carrying out maintenance pruning and flowering pruning.

Maintenance pruning:
Maintenance pruning is carried out throughout the growing cycle, and consists of removing dry, diseased or damaged leaves, as well as weak branches or branches that grow inwards. In this way, we prevent the plant from spending energy on useless parts and promote its vigor.

Flowering Pruning:
Flowering pruning is carried out when the plant has reached a sufficient height (about 30 cm) and begins to form buds. It consists of eliminating the first buds that appear at the top of the plant, which stimulates the formation of more buds on the side branches. In this way, we get a more leafy plant with more chiles.

To perform pruning, it is recommended to use sharp and disinfected scissors or a knife to avoid damaging or infecting the plant. It should be cut at a 45-degree angle, leaving a small stem above the node or bud. Pruning when the plant is wet or very hot should be avoided to reduce stress and the risk of disease.

By following these tips, you can enjoy healthy and productive chili plants. Remember that each variety of chili has its own characteristics and needs, so adapt pruning according to the type of plant you have. And above all, enjoy the flavor and aroma of your own chiles!

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