yardman Seedling

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Fig trees in NJ

I wanted to ask how much do I trim back fig tree .  And to what degree, ie main branches get cut off or do I leave the largest upright trunk type branches.  I have it covered.  My prpblem is I get ripe fruit real late in mid Sept. on . This has been ok this year due to the unseasonal warm weather. Thanks for your help.

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  Drevil

Drevil

Re: Fig trees in NJ

You may have a variety that is late in the season. You may want to consider a different variety. Check out fig.yuku.com. It's a chat board dedicated to figs. I'm sure they'll have some ideas. 

2013-02-14T13:01:39.000Z

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  jeaneree

jeaneree

Re: Fig trees in NJ

You can prune a fig tree in the fall prior to covering it or you can prune it in the spring.  Always take off any small suckers that grow from the ground and just place them in a pot.  They root very easily.  I hae a fig farm where I grow 100+ fig trees.  I only cover three of them and the remainder of the fig trees are in large plastic pots that I put in my barn during the winter, watering them only twice during the dormant season.

 

 

2013-02-10T02:51:02.000Z

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  LynnClapper

LynnClapper

Re: Fig trees in NJ

save your cuttings. fig trees are very easy to root

2013-01-07T16:26:06.000Z

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  Garden Guru

burpee

Re: Fig trees in NJ

 

Young trees should be pruned during the dormant season only enough to train them in the desired shape, old trees seldom need pruning. Do not over prune

2012-03-14T13:26:49.000Z

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