Fig Tree
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How to I get my single stalk fig to bush?

Zone 6-7 | Anonymous added on September 20, 2016 | Answered

I took a cutting last fall and babied it indoors through last winter. Brought outside in spring and put in large pot. It is over 5 ft tall now but just a single trunk.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on September 21, 2016

This is where you are going to have tough love, you are going to prune the plant back by 1/2.
You need to wait until your tree is dormant for this prune.
This will make for a stronger tree that will send it's energy into making roots. It will then start to send out branches for a better growing and fruiting tree.
Here are some links to help you.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/figs/pruning-fig-trees.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/figs/potted-fig-tree-pruning.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/figs/growing-figs-in-pots.htm

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