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Lack of edible fruit on Fig tree

PostPosted: 20 Sep 2006 16:28
by efarrar

I have a fig tree which is in soil that I think is far too rich for it, but cannot do much about this due to its position. The tree fruits a number of times each year, but the crop of fruits that eventually ripen is minimal.

This year three fruits have reached this stage whilst the tree now has well over a hundred good fruits on it, which I know from past years will not mature sufficiently. The tree is also in need of a very serious pruning. How can I best encourage fruiting for eating? I am situated in an area where fig trees seem to flourish, South West Wales. I would like to eat more fruit from mine.

Any suggestions? Thanks.

PostPosted: 21 Sep 2006 20:41
by gardening_guru
Hi, Thanks for your question about your fig tree. Because it is a question that I think many gardeners are likely to ask I have produced an answer for you in the FAQ’s section of the website. Click on Tool Shed and then FAQs, you will find an answer to your question amongst the Growing Fruit and Veg questions.

Click here for the FAQ on fig trees

Would you mind supplying a digital photograph of your fig tree fruits to accompany the FAQ?

Hope I have been of some help.

Regards, George.

PostPosted: 22 Sep 2006 11:19
by efarrar

Thanks very much for your advice, I'll give it a go and see what happens.

PostPosted: 22 Sep 2006 16:23
by efarrar
Have sent a Photo of the fig tree in winter, will try to get a current one.