My figs are growing the fifth,sixth,and seventh,leaf now,depending upon cultivar.
I allready started Pinching,on the branches,that have a tip long enough to grasp,with my fingers and twist it off.
I do it mostly on some branches that grew longer,and out of shape for now,to make the tree grow the branches that are very short,so it will take a round form eventually.
Later I will pinch all branches that have more than six leaves each.
I described it so people interested will do the same.
I think Pinching improve production,but one has to be carefull,not to force the tree produce too many fruits and weacken itself to death by trying to grow them all.
In that case some fruits have to be also eliminated,if the fig is young especially.
I would say 4 fig per branche is enough for a ,third year fig.