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Online opiem10

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Shaping Young Fig Trees
« on: August 17, 2019, 02:39:30 PM »
I am new to fig growing but got bitten by the fig bug and now have close to forty 1-year old trees.   Some varieties of my young plants are growing relatively straight up.   They look neat and even began branching from the base.   However, some seem to want to spread out or bend over rather than to grow straight up.    This is true of all three of my I-258 plants.   Should I be shaping young trees in any specific way or do I just let them grow the way they would naturally?   And when is it OK to top new growth on a main stem?   Any suggestions or help is appreciated.
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Re: Shaping Young Fig Trees
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2019, 05:20:34 PM »
The good thing about fig trees is you can shape them to your preference, and whatever looks good to you ,can be single trunk or multiple they are very adaptable to whatever shape makes you happy, if you plan on putting any in the ground, I would go with multiple trunks. I usually do it in the fall ,thatís when I take cuttings also. But you can do it in the spring before they start to wake up.
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Re: Shaping Young Fig Trees
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2019, 05:54:38 PM »
There is no wrong way as long as the trees have enough air circulation. 
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