I'm going to be preforming an additional experiment with my peppers this year. Out of my various superhots that I'm growing I'm going to pick one that I will try to watch carefully and snip one half of the branches off any time it tries to fork on me, and then try to train the remaining branch to keep growing straight up. My mission will be to see if I can grow a normal pepper plant into a small tree. Think a bonchi thats maybe 6 feet/2 meters tall with a single as-straight-as-possible trunk before making a nice canopy.
Why would I do this? Why not?
Sounds exellent! I'm hoping for my Tepin to grow up as a huge tree!
I found ghost peppers at the big nursery in town, bought a couple of those to use as my experimental shaping peppers.
One of them I trimmed all the understory out of. Left nothing but the growing tip.
The other I topped rather mercilessly, and left nothing but the understory.
I figure the first one I'll try my best to turn into a tree, and the other I'll try to turn into... I dunno... a carpet?
Sounds interesting. So you just clip the growing branches and it slowly transforms into a tree/bonchi?
Nice plans you got there, mate!