Has anyone ever pruned the middle stem from their peppers?
I have an acquaintance that decided he needed to prune his peppers after hearing that I had cut off a few leaves from mine. He wanted 'big, bushy' peppers along with huge harvests. So, with that in mind, he assumed cutting more is better. Sure - but the whole middle stem? I think he cut ~2" down leaving ~1" and 2 leaves on the plant.
Do these plants have a chance? I told him to save a few plants without pruning just in case he might need them if he pruned too much off. I don't think he'll send me any pictures until his plants are 'big and bushy'.