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Pruning

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How and when should I prune my fig tree. It is an indoor tree about 4 ft tall


Posted by: Gene Miranda (1 point) Gene Miranda
Posted: November 22, 2016




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Generally fig tree does not need pruning, but to initiate flower bud for next year one should prune only after current year fruit ripening (i.e., early in the summer). The recommended time for pruning is in late March (you can cut out dead stems and weak branches before growth starts) and in mid June (remove the shoot tips from the new growth, leaving four to five leaves).

Also, you have to keep in mind that pruning of late maturing cultivars may leads to major reduction in yield the next year and heavy winter pruning can eliminate the entire crop the following year.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/mg214


Posted by: Dr. Ravishankar Narayana (8 points) Dr. Ravishankar Narayana
Posted: November 22, 2016




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I would just cut off weak branches. The shoot tips (green at the tops of branches) is where more tree grows..if you cut those it may harm the tree from any further growth.


Posted by: deactivated (16 points) deactivated
Posted: November 25, 2016




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