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Pruning Figs for increased Yields

This covers information on how to get your fig plants to create the largest crop possible.

I grow a variety called Chicago fig that is cold hardy, and the limbs will typically survive the winter in my 7b growing zone.

If not managed my fig will grow over 9 ft tall which makes reaching the fruit a challenge. I recommend that before the plants break dormancy that you trim back all vertical limbs so that they are only 4 feet high.

From these there will be numerous new limbs that will grow from them that will provide your figs for the coming year.