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Q.How Can I Make Fig Ripen Before the Frost

Zone 8-9 | rrsrsmithtownny added on August 27, 2011 | Answered

I live in Smithtown, NY. My trees are planted on the southwest side of my home. They get sun a good part of the day, but not all day. The trees grow extremely well, 6′-7′ high per year with an abundance of figs, of which I eat a handful maybe. Is there a secret?

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Answered on August 29, 2011

Fig fruit ripen faster the happier a fig tree is. Making sure that it is getting ample water and is regularly fertilized will help as well as pruning a bit to allow for good airflow.

Figs slow down their fruit ripening in response to stress. Less stress = faster fruit ripening.

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