When should I prune my fig tree?

Question: When should I prune my fig tree?

Answer: You need to prune only very young fig trees; established ones can be productive with or without heavy pruning. Avoid heavy winter pruning, which can cause the loss of the upcoming crop. It is best to prune immediately after harvesting the first crop of the season. If yours is a late-ripening variety, prune half the branches this summer and the remainder next summer.