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Figs can grow to about 15 feet tall and just as wide.

May 27, If you choose to prune, do so only after the fruit ripens, early in the summer; a heavy winter pruning has the potential to eliminate the next year's crop. Figs tolerate temperatures down to 18 degrees. If your tree suffers from freeze damage, it will regrow in bush form. Freeze-damaged wood should be pruned away once when regrowth begins. Scatter 1 1/2 oz. balanced, general-purpose fertilizer, such as orin an inch circle around newly planted trees.

Feed three times a year: early spring, mid-May and mid-July. Jun 06, In the next winter after transplanting, it is best to start pruning fig trees for “fruiting wood.” This is wood that you will be pruning to help keep the fruit healthy and easy to reach. Select four to six branches to be your fruiting wood and prune away the rest. How to Prune Fig Trees After They are Established. After a fig tree is established, the best time when to prune a fig tree will be in the Estimated Reading Time: 2 mins.

Pruning your fig tree, therefore, encourages the growth of new wood so that your fruit growth is substantial the following season. When you start the process of pruning your fig tree for winter, start by wiping down all of your tools using a cleaning solution which Estimated Reading Time: 7 mins.

It’s best to split the feeding over several months so the tree doesn’t get too much nitrogen at one time. Feed one and two year old trees an ounce of fertilizer a month, beginning when the tree starts to put on new leaves and stopping before the end of July. Give older trees one-third pound of fertilizer per foot (31 cm.) of bush height three times a year in late winter, midspring, and midsummer.

How to Fertilize Fig Trees. Sep 05, Wait to fertilize until new growth begins to emerge in spring. Fig trees can be fertilized at planting time when planted during the spring and summer, however cease fertilization two months prior to the typical first frost date in your area. Late fertilization can stimulate new tender growth that can be damaged from an early freeze.

Apr 01, When learning how to prune fig trees, the first winter AFTER planting you will want to prune your fig tree. During this first winter, you will want to prune all but 4 to 6 branches. These will be your fruiting branches.

Fruiting wood is wood that will bear your fig fruit on them. Oct 27, This video is a detailed and comprehensive overview for why, when and how to prune your fig trees. I discuss pruning techniques for fig trees in containers a Missing: Winter Park.

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