Best Care for Fig Tree

Asked December 8, 2018, 7:47 AM EST

Good morning! Can you please give me some tips about pruning a fig tree --best time of year, how much pruning, best protective netting cover, etc.? There is pine needle mulch on it now. Thank you and Happy Holidays!

Baltimore Maryland fruit figs plant care

1 Response

We are sorry for the delay in answering. We just were forwarded your question this morning.
Figs can be marginally winter-hardy in Maryland and are sometimes killed back to the ground by our increasingly unpredictable weather. For that reason they are most often grown in bush form rather than tree form.
The following is our page on figs. Be sure to watch the video and click on the blog link within too: https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/figs

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