Posted: 15/11/2013 at 08:36
Ginny said....."only want it for the fruit so....."
Hmmm! You don't mean to cut your fig "right back" as to the base do you Ginny? You are looking to create shoots further back on those branches so don't cut too hard.
a leggy 5' fig in a pot will look better as a dense, bushy one. And she lives in a mild area where figs have a long growing season, fruit apart, so 5 years is a long time for a fig.
Feedback is a great plus on the forum........so folks, let us know what you did and how your plants responded. Im also growing a fig ...a cutting....in a pot.