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Re: Are my Carolina Reapers ready for topping?

if they are going to be indoors for 5 months, you definitely need to up pot. maybe twice. and unless they start getting too tall that light cant penetrate the canopy there is no need to top. but like I said before feel free to experiment. the goal is just keep them healthy.

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Re: Are my Carolina Reapers ready for topping?

Peppers can be kept in containers for about 4 years, but the recommended container is 4-5 gallons for mature plants. I would actually up pot those peppers to 1 gallon pots now and after the first fruit up pot to 5 gallons. Even if you top them, you have to have space for the roots to grow.
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