44 days old is the number, and they’re really flowering, the defoliation has really increased the light that can reach the Bud sites when trimming and bending, with no radical changes, like mainline for eight colas, there’s no cutting the main stem.
I like to think there is no interruption or redirecting of available energy of the plant from making buds. Question is can an auto bring so many Bud sites to maturity in the short grow time of the auto? In the typical shape this plant grows, more pine tree like, there are only so many mature buds because of the limited light penetration in it’s typical growth shape. Even with my out dated “blurple”led panels, these ladies look pretty good for their age!