Complete Guide to Pruning Fig Trees in Containers | For Production, Earlier & High-Quality Fruits
Updated: Jan 28
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This guide covers the process of pruning container fig trees to achieve a healthy and productive tree.
Focuses on form and rejuvenation pruning to maximize trees' photosynthesis and production.
The goals of pruning container fig trees revolve around improving health and form.
Size control and production come naturally with healthy form.
Hormonal balance is achieved by preserving lateral buds and pruning at the right time.
Tools for Pruning:
High-quality, clean, and appropriately-sized pruning tools are essential for precise cuts.
Investing in quality pruning tools saves time, money, and effort.
Pruning for Health:
Rejuvenation pruning is the process of cutting away infected growth to promote new, healthy growth.
Hard pruning alters the tree's hormones, leading to strong and healthy growth.
Rejuvenation pruning helps solve lessen the severity of Fig Mosaic Virus.
Pruning for Form:
Examines two different ways of forming container fig trees, one with summer pruning in the first year and one without pruning until winter.