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Fig tree maintainance?

Posted: 06/10/2012 at 19:33

Thanks for your replies and advice.

There is one thing I find very fraustrating is that I have a friend and his wife in St. Neots who have an oldish fig tree that they do absoutley nothing to it. They get a very good crop every year.

Thanks Tony

Fig tree maintainance?

Posted: 05/10/2012 at 13:56

Thanks Chriopher2

I will take your advice also refering to the site Janet directed me to. I have alot of small pea size figs as you say but I must do a certain amount of cutting back as the the new growth of this year narrows my driveway quite considerably.

Thanks

Tony

Fig tree maintainance?

Posted: 05/10/2012 at 02:36

Janet

Thanks for directing me to this site.It looks very interesting and informative not only for my fig education but for other fruit trees which i am at present ignorant about.

Thanks

Tony

Fig tree maintainance?

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

Tony Folkes

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