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Step 2 – Thinning Remove branches that grow down Cut off branches that overlap with others Prune the crown as thin as possible to maintain an even foliage density in all parts of the crown. Where the branches fork, leave the healthiest one that spreads away from the trunk and cut out the rest Estimated Reading Time: 6 mins. Jun 06, There are many situations where you might want to prune a fig tree.
The first time you should be doing fig bush pruning is when you first transplant your young fig tree. When a fig tree is first planted, you should trim a fig tree back by about half.
This will allow the tree to focus on developing its roots and becoming well established. It will also help the fig tree grow side branches for a bushier tree. Mature fig trees are pruned to maintain their shape and to clean the inside of the tree. In this way, we facilitate the entrance of light and improve its aeration. It is called production pruning, and we can also meet at this stage with green pruning and rejuvenation pruning.
Some figs produce 2 crops, others just 1. The first crop grows on old wood and is called the Breba crop. If you prune off too much old wood, you won't get that crop, but the main crop comes on both new and old wood, so it's up to you the shape of the tree you want.
May 04, When pruning a fig tree, aim to give the fig an open framework and control its size. Cut several of the oldest, woodiest stems down to the base. Sawing a thick, old stem from the centre of a fig treeAuthor: BBC Gardeners' World Magazine.