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Ibis starts with ...
I am going away late June and back early August. When would be the best time to prune my Fig tree?
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Manfred says...
Figs bear their fruit on new growth. Why do you want to reduce the base for the new growth?

If you want to shape it or keep it small, bear in mind that pruning encourages a plant to start growing, so very late winter is going to be less disruptive to a tree than early winter.

Bear in mind also that the first crop figs are already forming now, so any of those fruit buds you cut away now won't be there this year.
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Fruitylicious1 says...
Hi Ibis

It is best to prune fig trees immediately after the main crop harvest. So I would say, June is a good time to give them a trim.

Happy gardening :-)

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Original Post was last edited: 4th June 2018 8:18pm
Ibis says...
Thanks for your reply. I want to keep the tree small so I can net it. Sounds like August may be the best time.
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Ibis says...
Thanks for your reply now I have June and Manfred says August! Funny thing the tree still has fruit ripening strange as it has usually finished by now. Parrots are enjoying a feast as I have removed the net.
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