Removing fan leaves


#1

@Stephen are there specific times we should remove the large fan leaves?
ie covering eventual bud sites, if they are dying

But what about just regular healthy large fan leaves? Are we better off leaving them and doing as little “maintenance” as possible?


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#2

@Gatorsfn28,
https://www.allgrowers.com/search?q=fan%20leave
Does this Help?.. :thinking:


#3

Great question @Gatorsfn28,

Our system can easily maintain a canopy density of about a foot or 12 inches, so I like to remove all of the leaves that are in the dark, meaning at the bottom of the canopy. If the leaf isn’t getting enough light, remove it. It will start to die off and tell you it wants to go anyway.

Some growers are fans of extreme pruning, allowing the growth to return after taking down the majority of leaf, but I think it causes too much stress, I use a lighter hand removing leaves.

Hope that helps,
Stephen