Answer: Anytime you prune a plant you encourage new growth. It's best not to prune in the autumn months, or you may end up with new buds that will be susceptible to frost damage. If possible, wait until the plant is dormant (a few light freezes won't hurt it). In early winter you can lightly prune, and then cover it to protect it from the worst of the winter weather. You can keep your fig under control by pruning throughout the summer months, rather than waiting until it's time to wrap it up for the winter.
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