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I now have some nice trusses with mega blooms. I would like to know what option you guys and gals use when you have multi flowers on them with a megabloom.

1. I only leave the megabloom(s) and remove all the other flowers right away.

2. I wait for all the flowers to set fruit (or not) before I remove anything.

3. I wait for the flowers to bloom and collect pollen from the regular flowers to pollinate the megabloom.

4. I use a combination of techniques depending on the situation

or something else???

6/20/2022 12:57:58 AM

Little Ketchup

Grittyville, WA

I'm just letting the bugs or wind do the pollination and the rain is doing the culling, which is why I have nothing so far...

6/20/2022 2:09:13 AM

Ratfinkfvr

Ohio

I pinch all flowers off with a mega on the truss right before bloom. I haven’t tried collecting pollen from those flowers to pollinate the mega. Will do that this year.

6/23/2022 8:48:10 AM

Materdoc

Bloomington, IN USA

I used to cut the single blooms just leaving the megas.
I had the mistaken idea that this would provide the mega more "power".
Marv Meisner pointed out to me that the single blooms provided pollen which the bees could use or I could use to try to get a little more pollen on that exceptional megabloom.
But once a fruit forms on the singles, they're toast.

6/23/2022 5:44:33 PM

Dan Sutherland

Walla Walla Wa.

Those smaller secondary blossoms usually are not shedding pollen when needed for the main/king blossom, but you could still use it on another plant if needed,as long as you keep track of any cross pollination that you do.

6/23/2022 6:26:17 PM

C2k

Littlerock, WA

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7/5/2022 1:33:36 AM

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