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Iíve seen quite a few conflicting reports. Some say that pruning to 4 leaves per tree causes vigorous growth, while others say it causes the plant to simply grow taller and delay fruiting. Whatís the real deal? Sources would be great!
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Hi! I have heard from a gardener on YouTube called Leadfarmer73. He says to only leave 2 leaves on your plant at a time. It will cause your plant to grow faster. I don’t know if it will cause it to grow the fruit faster. Hey, at least I can say that doing this will cause the plant to grow much faster! So check him out on YouTube! I hope that helps!
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I don't think a plant can really function well with only two leaves...... I am now leaving about 7 or 8 leaves on my young growing plants....... Jon (Pitangadeigo) will say leave everything that's green. I think do what you want. You can experiment and see what looks good\ helps your plant. I personally wouldn't like to look out and see a banana tree with only two leaves...... More like 8.

I kind of keep my trees in shape- if there is a leaf out of place, I will cut it off. I balance my plants so they look "even". I dunno, matter of preference I guess.
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I think fertilizer and adequate water are more important.... You can prune the heck out of a banana tree but if it isn't being fertilized or watered it won't effect the growth. It will actually probably harm it......
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One more thing about leaving only 2 or 3 leaves on is it does help to grow roots a little faster. It does actually work! My plants really grew much faster than before using this method! ! Yes it does look funny Iíll admit! I thought that Leadfarmer73 was crazy when he first said to try this. Donít forget I have a shorter season and have to bring in plants for winter. The bigger I can get them the better.
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Iíve seen quite a few conflicting reports. Some say that pruning to 4 leaves per tree causes vigorous growth, while others say it causes the plant to simply grow taller and delay fruiting. Whatís the real deal? Sources would be great!
What grow zone are you in?

I must have missed it in your posts
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Hi! I have heard from a gardener on YouTube called Leadfarmer73. He says to only leave 2 leaves on your plant at a time. It will cause your plant to grow faster. I donít know if it will cause it to grow the fruit faster. Hey, at least I can say that doing this will cause the plant to grow much faster! So check him out on YouTube! I hope that helps!
Thanks for the reply- I appreciate it. I created this thread because it seems that each farmer on youtube has a different opinion as to what you should and shouldn't do, in regards to pruning and pup removal. I'm really hoping to get some more definitive literature/source on these topics.

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I'm in San Diego, Zone 10a, although I'd lean more towards 10b/11 based on the amount of sun I get.

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Thanks for the reply- I appreciate it. I created this thread because it seems that each farmer on youtube has a different opinion as to what you should and shouldn't do, in regards to pruning and pup removal. I'm really hoping to get some more definitive literature/source on these topics.



I'm in San Diego, Zone 10a, although I'd lean more towards 10b/11 based on the amount of sun I get.

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