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AV1611Corbin777 04-25-2010 03:37 PM

Chop at angle or flat?
When you need to chop back how do you all do it?
I am thinking angel chops may work best to help with water run off
Or does it even matter? I have 4 very large maybe ice creams planted about a week ago

They have been cut back to around 3' with a pretty fat stem.
So far I've got 2" rain in two and half days(With rain filling the forecast) they seem fine, but I wonder if my flat cuts on top could induce rotting.


sunfish 04-25-2010 04:00 PM

Re: Chop at angel or flat?
I think cutting at an angle is a great idea. It may help the new leaves to come out also.

MediaHound 04-25-2010 04:13 PM

Re: Chop at angle or flat?
I updated the thread title for you. Interesting topic, looking forward to the opinions and reasoning.

Caloosamusa 04-25-2010 04:22 PM

Re: Chop at angle or flat?
I had not really thought about it. I have cut flat, but I have noticed more rot as you suggest. We have had alot more rain than is ususal this time of year.
I am going to try the angle cut and see how that works out next time. Hopefully not this year, or next! :2239:

Gabe15 04-25-2010 04:49 PM

Re: Chop at angle or flat?
Is this for harvesting or for something else? Why are you chopping your plants?

AV1611Corbin777 04-25-2010 05:04 PM

Re: Chop at angle or flat?
I wish it was for harvesting.. but no it just one of those needed chops. These plant were dug up and overwintered and had mushy tops

thx for fixing that Jarred.

Abnshrek 04-25-2010 06:11 PM

Re: Chop at angle or flat?
I think it doesn't matter thee angle just that you get rid of the soft non-viable tisssue. :^)

kaczercat 04-25-2010 06:13 PM

Re: Chop at angle or flat?
Ive tried both ways , i think angle works better , good luck with yours this year:D

Caloosamusa 04-25-2010 06:24 PM

Re: Chop at angle or flat?

I've had to chop pseudostems due to cold damage. It is not very often that happens here. :2239:

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