Pruning Container Fig Tree - Knowledgebase Question

Dix Hills, NY
Question by babalouee
September 7, 2001
I have a fig tree growing in a container that I bring into the garage for the winter. When should I prune it?


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Answer from NGA
September 7, 2001

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Figs are usually pruned in late winter just prior to spring growth. However, in a situation such as yours where the fig is moved indoors for winter, you may need to do a little pruning to make it fit inside. Be sure to prune it outdoors and then give it a few days for the wounds to stop dripping that white latex sap as this sap can stain clothing and carpets.

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