l Before the succulent stem reaches the top of the post, keep only one leader stem and prune away all the branches, so as to stimulate growth of the succulent stem and enhance fruiting quality.
l When the leader stem grows over the top of the support post, prune away its tip, allow
lateral buds to grow into branch stems, keep three or more branches that lay on the
support ring or trellis at the top of the post, so that they grow into fruiting branches.
Allow the branches to hang down naturally to accumulate nutrients for early flowering
l After the plant has reached the fruiting stage, keep 2/3 of the branches as fruiting branches, nip off the flower buds of other branches, and reduce the growth angles of the branches to promote accumulation of nutrient, so that they will grow into strong fruiting branches.
l The fruiting branches need to hang down. When they grow to about 90 cm – 120 cm
long, prune away their tips so that they will flower. Only after their tips have been
pruned away will the branches grow to be strong enough for supporting large fruits.
l After harvest each year, prune away branches that have withered after fruiting and those
that have reached the ground or are shaded by others, in order to stimulate growth of new
branches, thereby ensuring the fruiting volume in the following year.