Pruning Fig Tree to Encourage Fruiting
I trimmed my fig tree first time last fall. Left 4 main wood stalks with some side shoots - height approx. 5-6'. Leaves coming out all over AND lots of shoots from the bottom. Only way I ever saw a fig previously was to let it have its way. Do I keep cutting the shoots off? They are lush and green. Tree about 4 years old, never had figs. How do I encourage fruit?
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This article will help with pruning: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/figs/pruning-fig-trees.htm You may need to add some phosphorus fertilizer, or bone meal, to the soil to help encourage fruiting. For additional things to try, this article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/figs/fig-tree-is-producing-fruit.htm