There is an out of control fig plant on my Moms farm.  It is growing everywhere in a 12' sq. area.  It does have figs now but I would like to control it and produce more.  What should I do?

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Early spring is the best time to do the pruning or in the fall after the first frost. In a case of figs gone wild, I would dig out the offending rooted trees and sell them. This way you cut back on what you have and give the blessing of figs to others in your area.  Craigslist is a great place to get them gone.  Usually figs don't ge that big. This one is obviously blessed.  Enjoy the fruit of your ancestors labors.
by Green Thumb (1.8k points)
Hope that you know you can wash & dry & freeze them.  I had a friend in Philadelphia Pa zone 7a and she had one that went up the back wall to the 2nd floor and they picked figs out the windows.  Supplied the whole neighborhood.

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