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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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#1 Comment By Nikki On 05/17/2014 @ 8:22 pm

This article will help with pruning: [1] 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: [2]

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