HOW NOT TO PRUNE FIG TREES FOR THE PUGET SOUND REGION!
“California” style Fig pruning. This is an example of how NOT to prune Figs for the Puget Sound Region! This method is used in areas where the grower doesn’t want any Brebas, just the Main crop Figs.
“Bird Feeder” Fig pruning! This “Desert King” tree is strictly for the birds or the mountain climbers as all Figs it produces are out of reach even using a ladder.
“Flat-top” Fig pruning, Spring 2014. Only the top half of the new branches which grew in 2013 that escaped this haircut are capable of producing Brebas in 2014!
The same “Flat-top” “Desert King” tree in August 2014 only had a handful of Brebas! In 2015 a plentiful Breba crop formed on the limbs that have leaves in this photo. A ladder was needed to pick most of them as they grew too high in the air! The 2016 Brebas will form another 4′ to 6′ above the top limbs in this photo 😦