Planting, Growing, and Harvesting Figs
All my fig trees were getting to tall and spreading over my neighbors yard. I pruned all my fig trees last winter. This spring they all looked really good. The largest tree really had an abundant crop. Before the figs ripened, on the largest tree, all the leaves started turning yellow and falling off. The tree now appears to be dead. The others are doing well. Is there any way to get the tree to revive next spring or should I just dig it up?
How long does it take before I can expect to see fruit on my fig tree? I planted it in a container this spring and it is growing very well outside. Will it produce figs the first year?
On average, a fig tree will take 3 to 5 years to bear fruit. In terms of slow growth, it could be a sign of disease or pest problem. Fig trees also need regular watering during the growing season. The amount of water depends on the type of soil it is planted in and how deep the roots are. Mulching will help the soil retain moisture, just be sure to keep mulch away from the base of the tree. Fertilizing can also help. Figs do not need a lot of fertilizer, but if it is planted in a low fertile soil, more fertilizer will be required to bring the soil back to an adequate level. You can choose a fertilizer specially made for fruit trees or use an all-purpose 8-8-8 or 10-10-10 fertilizer (a balance of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. Just be sure to not over-fertilize. For frequency, refer to the tips above in the Growing section.
I have a turkey fig and I received a few figs the first year everybody told me to pick him at wait for the following I didn't I regret it they all fell off anyway but did you get fruit and it's usually twice a year spring and fall good luck
A friend gave me a fig tree that came from the Area north of Venice, Italy - south of lake Como. It is appropriately 4 yrs old. I live near the barrier reef islands in Cape May County, NJ. The tree is growing well in it’s 3rd year on our property. 2 questions, 1) is there any way to determine the variety of Fig Tree, 2) when would I expect blossoms if it would produce figs?
Thanks, Skip Michael
I would have thought you would have had figs by now I got mine the first year but they don't really Bloom they just produced the fruit so it's not a flower
I grew up in the Piedmont area of North Carolina, we did not have a fig tree but what my mother called a Fig bush. It grew more like a bush and not a tree. I used to sit on the ground beside the fig bush and pick the figs and eat them they were so sweet and good. I would love to find one that I could grow. I live in Kentucky now and people here tell me there is no such thing as a fig bush but I know there is. Could you possibly tell me the name an where I could get one.
Hi Peggy! I think I have a fig bush and not a tree! It was propagated from my mother-in-law here in the piedmont of NC. It has been moved several times and I’m a little confused as the regular advice does not seem to apply. I had figs in year 2 of its new location, but the branches do not reproduce- it grows new from the ground. I’m happy to share as this is definitely heirloom and I would love to see it propagated more.