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Q.season to prune a fig tree

Zone greenback tn zone unknown | Anonymous added on February 23, 2019 | Answered

we live in East Tn. many winters March is our coldest. it now is Feb and the weather has been in the high 70`s and 80, which is very unusual. should we prune the fig tree now or wait until it gets cold again, which will probably be in another week with snow forecast approximately March 7.

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Answered on February 25, 2019

I feel like I need to be a sorcerer or read the taro cards to answer your question. It has been that kind of a winter, hasn't it!
Figs need to be pruned while they are dormant so you should do it soon. If cold returns- and it will-, the fig will be slower to put out new growth and that will protect tender shoots. Sadly, I don't think there is anything you can do to alter the timetable for flowering. A few years ago in Michigan, the state lost almost the entire cherry crop to early warmth followed by cold that killed temperature-sensitive flowers. Best of luck with your fig tree.

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