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Pruning figs

Posted by Noe Bunnell 
Pruning figs
July 22, 2017 03:28PM
Anybody want to share their fig pruning techniques for greatest production?

Lokoea Farms
Citrus and tropical fruits
Zone 12 in Haleiwa, Hawaii
Re: Pruning figs
August 01, 2017 01:17AM
Figs don't need much pruning once the framework is established and if you are mainly looking for main crop and not brebas (the early crop from overwintering buds that some varieties produce). We pruned ours to 3 or 4 main trunks and the just prune to open up the center for ease of picking and keep height manageable. You then also need to prune off root suckers each year. If you are trying to maximize brebas then you need a certain amount of renewal pruning to encourage new sprouts to grow each season. I recommend looking at the YouTube video about how to prune figs for brebas that was made in British Columbia.

Fruitilicious Farm
Zone 9b in California
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