How to Prune Fruit Trees

By on February 11, 2011

Tricia shows you how to winter prune your fruit trees, show you about pruning structures and more.

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I have a black jack fig in a potted container. It is the first full year for her. I am new and live in Conn. so I need to know the best time to prune even now she has fruit on it. I have brought it inside to protect it. It stands about 7ft high. Please help. Thanks

Posted by martin biddinger on Nov. 07, 2018 at 6:20:26 AM

Martin, It is best to prune your fig when it is dormant, so winter time. By pruning you will not get the first fruiting crop or breba fruit. But prune and leave about 3-4 nodes per branch. If desiring a single trunk, then prune out the new growth coming up at ground level. Hope that helps.

Posted by Suzanne at on Nov. 07, 2018 at 3:00:57 PM

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