Posted: 04/10/2012 at 19:40
I split the roots of a very large old fig tree about 8 years ago giving me 14 plants.
I have kept five and they grow very healyhily every year. I have only had ripened figs twice. The trees do produce small fruit but do not grow to ripening size. I cut back the branches which are inclined to take over the pathway where they grow. I have tied back strong branches to the wall and fence to encourage some semblance of training and shape. I have to admit I have no idea how to prune these correctly. The original tree was planted from seed some 90 years ago. That never did have figs on it at all. I usuall cut the branches back when the leaves have fallen. Any advice that would help to have fruit next season would be appreciated. The trees have alot of very small figs at present. Pea size.
Kempston Bedford is the location.
Thanks in anticipation