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Q.care for fig bushes

Zone bucks county pa 18966 | Anonymous added on September 9, 2020 | Answered

i cut down bushes to the base. Now they grow really big with lots of green fruit. is cutting to the base the best option?

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Answered on September 10, 2020

It sounds like you had some amazing good luck with that severe pruning. Normally, it's best not to prune any more than 1/3 of the tree size, but yours really appreciated being cut way back. Here are our two articles on pruning fig trees.


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