Should I be cutting the shoots on these JBP whorls?


#1

At this stage of my JBP growth, should I be removing all but 1 shoot out of the whorl?

I know that leaving it will eventually cause it to swell but not sure if this stage of growth is the time to start picking branches on something like this.

This will not be used as shohin so one of the branches in this whorl will be used eventually.


(Jonas Dupuich) #2

If you plan to keep at least one of the new shoots, now is a good time to reduce the number of them to avoid swelling. I typically leave 2 or 3 - one for the new leader, one for a sacrifice branch, and sometimes one to use as a future branch.

What’s the plan for the tree?