Pruning fig tree - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by rskaggs
December 6, 2010
My Fig tree is 7' tall and 14' in diameter. When should I prune it back and where should I cut the branches?

Answer from NGA
December 6, 2010
Fruit terminals are produced on the previous year's wood so when you prune, you'll want to leave some of last season's growth on the branch. If you prune it off, you won't get fruit next year. For the most part, fig trees do not need heavy pruning but if you want to prune to control size, you can, but you'll sacrifice some of its fruiting ability. You can prune your tree in the winter when it is dormant or in the early spring when you see new growth appearing. Best wishes with your fig tree.

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