The Best Time to Prune Fig Trees in the South

The best time to prune fig (Ficus carica) trees in the South is after their fruit ripens in early summer. Fig trees fruit on their previous season's wood. Pruning at this time lets them set buds for the following year. Winter-pruned trees may lose their entire crop.

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