Fig Tree
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Fig Tree

Zone 23452 | vdlt2911 added on July 2, 2018 | Answered

My fig tee is in memory of a special friend. It was given to me by his wife. Mo is 7 yrs old. He didn\'t flourish until yr 5 when I read that oyster shells will help him. No problem, I live on the water. As you can see in this poor image that his major trunk is about 3\' long to the left of the photo, where the sun is shing on the branch. It has 1 fig!! The rest are shoots with no figs 😞. Will figs grow on the 5\' shoots? Ever? Should I cut it in the fall as I only want it to be 4\' tall for maintenance. Thank you so much for your time and opinion. Va

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drtreelove
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Answered on July 3, 2018

If you prune the tree back heavily it will respond with excessive vegetative growth at the expense of flowering and fruiting. Best to allow moderate growth with only light pruning.
Flowering and fruiting are supported by good soil fertility and water management, so fertilize and irrigate appropriately.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/figs/how-to-grow-figs.htm

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