Fig pruning

Discussion in 'Fruit and Nut Trees' started by Duana mchugh, Oct 17, 2020.

  1. Duana mchugh

    Duana mchugh New Member

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    Do you ever tip prune fig trees for winter? Branches are long and I think they will rock in the winter winds.
     
  2. DavidB52

    DavidB52 Member

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    Myself, no, never in winter.

    I think the best time to prune a fig tree is in Spring, just before the tree comes out of dormancy.
    However, I did just do some light pruning (November 1) to remove three or four branches. And I coated the cuts with pruning/grafting compound to seal the wound. This should prevent bleeding and possible infection.

    I will do a heavier pruning in the Spring; I just wanted these few low-hanging branches out of the way so I could work around the tree easier.
     
  3. tarman61

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    I prune my figs early spring and focus on thinning the centre of the tree and take out the weak, diseased, and the two year old wood and older . My fig tree produces enough for my family,neighbours and friends. Once you prune well in the spring and maybe a light summer pruning your tree is set to face the winter. Good luck
     

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