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Any ideas as to how to encourage my Fig tree to fruit? it's 5 years old growing against the south side of my concrete garage with its feet in a pile of rubble (It was sugested when i bought it that I restrict the root growth to encourage it to fruit!) but it just gets bigger and more beautiful every year. its now about ten feet high and six feet across


  • Thank you verdum, I shall have a go. What would you say? reduce each branch by about a third?

  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114

    Remember if you cut back the shoots you are cutting off the embryo figs for next year.    At this time of the year they are in the leaf axils right at the top of the branches.  Do look before you cut!  And then look again!

  • thankyou people, I shall bight the bullet and give my fig a haircut,

  • When you planted it out what did you do to restrict the root growth.?


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