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Posted: 29/10/2016 at 19:18
hoeglory says:

My friend has an enormous fig tree growing against an outbuilding, producing big crop of fruits, most are eaten by pigeons and squirrels.  He never tends his tree.  My two fig trees produce mere 20-30 fruits each year.  I suppose I follow the restricted root system and they are not as productive.  

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I like Verduns comment kind of gardening !    "Letting nature do its thing is prob the best treatment for it"



Posted: 29/10/2016 at 16:42
Verdun says:

Graham, yes you did right in removing walnut size fruit. 

I would be inclined to drape polythene over your least fleece..   i think it will help imperceptibly tiny figs to grow enough to provide fruit next summer.  


I would not fertilise it ...just protect it to encourage fruit 

iona, yes very confusing info about figs.  Letting nature do its thing is prob the best treatment for it. 

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 Thanks, Verdun. Nice to have confirmation of my actions. I have a load of garden fleece with which to wrap it as soon as the last leaves fall. One more question,please.  The tree is now about the right size for me and I was going to lightly prune it before winter...just take off about two buds length of each branch and cut back any crossed branches.

is that sensible?



Posted: 27/10/2016 at 16:47

My Brown Turkey is now about five years old and is planted against a SW facing wall in a sunken container made of five paving slabs to contain the roots.  The tree is about five foot tall and about the same size across.

This year, the first crop, September, was very paltry, but the 2nd crop is massive but obviously will not ripen and I have just removed about 100 walnut sized fruits.  Being Autumn, the leaves are just about turning yellow and falling off.  My question is why cannot I see any 'buds' of next year's first crop?  Previously by now I would have seen many small buds for the next year's crop. Did I do right in removing all the part developed fruit now?  Should I fertilize the tree at any time.

My next action is to prepare the tree for winter by wrapping it to protect it....

My location is SW Essex.

Confused amateur needing help.  

Fig Tree

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 21:04

Thanks for the suggestion.  What about the 2013 2nd crop, which in the country i believe is never going to ripen. Should I remove them entirely?  They are nearly the size to pick, but I guess to late to ripen this year. 

Fig Tree

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 19:06

I have a load of unripe figs on my 2nd year tree in a pot, and need to know if I should remove them all at this time of the year. Had a small crop of about 6 in August and can also see some emerging pea sized which I believe will be next years crop which I should leave. Can someone confirm?

I live in SW Essex and do have a convenient brick wall against which I will transplant the tree next spring into a paving slab lined hole.


Help and Advice

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 13:05

I have a Brown Turkey fig tree in a large pot and now in its 2nd year. I had a small but delicious crop of 6 figs this year, picked last month. I now have the 2nd crop which are quite large - around 2cm and there are about 30 figs. I can also see next years small pea sized figs just emerging. Normally the pot is outside but I brought it into my greenhouse with doors and windows open as the birds were taking an unwelcome interest, as the fruit was ripening.

I live in SW Essex.

My question is, should I now remove the 2nd crop, which I presume will not ripen?

Thanks for reading..

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