Enormous fig tree!
Hi there, I've been reading the posts and you all seem like tremendously helpful folks, so I could use some advice.
We bought a house a month ago, and we inherited a huge fig tree. I had no idea they could get so big! This tree is most likely as old as the house (about 15 years) and is covered with baby figs. I've never eaten fresh figs so I'm looking forward to tasting one, however how do I care for this tree? It's so huge that I can't reach even the lowest figs without a step ladder. I would like to prune this back a bit when it's time, but when is that, and how much? Here's a photo:
This tree is really lovely and shades our patio, so I hate to prune it too much. I don't know, maybe I don't need to prune it at all? Advice please! Thanks.