Two questions about a five year old brown turkey fig tree in a south facing...

Asked March 9, 2015, 6:29 PM EDT

Two questions about a five year old brown turkey fig tree in a south facing spot. When do I prune it? It has been mostly covered for the winter but has some damage. Also, it has been fruiting the last two years but the fruit does not mature to brown and withers at the end of the season. What do I need to do to get it to mature?

Baltimore Maryland pruning fruit fig

1 Response

Figs are usually pruned in the spring. Prune out any ground suckers and dead or damaged wood.
If the wood has been subject to winter damage it may take several seasons for it to return to normal production. All you can do is provide winter protection and water during dry periods in the summer. See our website for more information on figs http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/trees-shrubs
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