How Prune Mature 12′ Fig Originating in New York
(1) Buds are already forming on branch tips. . . is it too late to prune?
(2) Can u be more specific as to the meaning of "branches that are not growing out from selected fruiting wood". . . i. e. ,
how are these branches identified?
(3) If branches should be randomly cut, without regard to item (2) above, would this hamper the tree's viability in any way?
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Fig responds well to pruning. "selecting fruiting wood" means that you should choose some of the stronger branches as what you will focus on for growing figs and then thin out smaller branches. This will result in better quality figs as well.
You can prune at this time as long as the buds have not started to open.