Trees are normally cut back to a height of 24 to 30
inches above the ground after planting. If any side shoots
are present after heading, they should be cut back also
to a single bud. Remove obvious crossing limbs and suckers.
The young fig trees should be trained to an open center
or vase system. Train the scaffold limbs to form a wide
angle. Upright scaffolds with narrow angles tend to break
or split away as the fruit becomes heavy.