Iâ€™m curious where you're located? Sound advice to me was to allow my figs to send up multiple shoots, so if a hard winter freeze damaged any it would be those on the outside
, and not kill the entire 'tree.' But you've a plan with a fan! And if it's against your (south facing?) house wall, likely well protected.
I always try to balance my transplant pruning to what I estimate as the amount of root-loss during the digging process. Now I suspect you've dug this young fig from the ground? If it's spent its life in a pot, it should only need its roots spread well. But you've got to watch Nursery's, they'll heavily root-prune a fruit tree then jam it into a pot during the dormant season - giving the illusion
that it's grown there... I always
slide them out of the pot to see what the roots look like
If it's lost some major roots, consider cutting it back a bit more; if you think you've got most (if not all of them) I wouldn't take off anything more than you have.
Figs are hardy; and remember, anything
they send up and off their roots are the same
as the top variety. They are not grafted, so if you simply planted a hardy piece of root
- youâ€™d have your fig. Or, if you allow the â€˜root shootsâ€™ to develop, they too will give the same fruit. Iâ€™m glad to hear youâ€™re going for a fig; they're a consistently productive, disease free, deer-proof, self pollinating, tropical looking under utilized fruit tree in Oregon.