Topping pepper plant (a question)
I was reading some posts here yesterday and someone said they hadn't "topped" a plant yet. I am new to all this pepper growing stuff, but the term gave me a pretty good idea of meaning. I did a Google search just to be sure I understood the concept and to learn the purpose. Now that I have, I've got a question:
Everything I read (and all the videos I watched) about topping a plant were in reference to young pepper plants (before they get tall and unwieldy). So, is it too late for me to top a plant that's a few feet tall and has been in the ground since November, or is it still worth doing? If I should still do it, how far down would I go? The plant has several pods on it now and I wouldn't want to lose any, but if I can make it a higher yielding and stronger plant, I'll do what I need to.
I've attached a picture of the plant (It's actually two that sprouted together and I forgot to separate. The smaller of the two isn't producing anything yet... should I just cut that one to the ground so they two aren't competing?)