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  • Pinched most of my figs today

    I already see 5-6 leaves of the new grows. Went around and pinched them all. Some trees already started making the tiny figlets so this should help a little to divert the energy to the chosen few
    USDA z 10a, SoCal. WL: De la Roca, Lampeira Prush, Raspberry Tart, Boysenberry Blush

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    Thanks for sharing, any Photos?
    Pinching this early in your zone will also induce lots of new buds at the tips.
    Pinching when used in colder zones is also accompanied by rubbing out the new buds.
    Are you also planning on rubbing out the new buds? Thanks.
    Pete R - Hudson Valley, NY - zone 5b

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    • #3
      I will try to take a few photos today.
      Many of my youngsters have just one stem growing upward, pinching will initiate side branching and slow down that main leader. I grow most of my figs in the pots and would like to have them in a shape of short trees. The pinching takes care of two things, the shape of a plant and better fig production. It worked very well for me last year.
      For the older trees, the pinching creates bushiness as well, and more compact shape.
      I am not planning on rubbing out the new buds.
      Last edited by greenfig; 03-27-2015, 10:56 AM.
      USDA z 10a, SoCal. WL: De la Roca, Lampeira Prush, Raspberry Tart, Boysenberry Blush

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