I have a fig tree in a container that is 10 yrs old and we dont get any fruit. We hot 1 fig about 3 yrs ago but since then Zilch. Any suggestions I have looked in my libary at home and each branch only has 5 leaves as discribed in book.
Can you post a picture of your fig tree?
If it is a normal fig it should produce fruits on a regular basis.
I have tried but the image is too big will try and sort it out and post pictures
I know we are told to keep fig roots confined but I think you're treating yours a bit too harshly. Mine is four years old and is in a pot of JI Mo 3 soil based compost with added grit. The pot is 20" x 20" x20" and is in a sunny corner on a south facing terrace. it gets watered at least twice a week and this weather it has two gallons of water every day. It gets a watering can full of dilute tomato feed every week from the time it starts into growth until the leaves drop in the autumn. Yours
Yours looks in need of a bit of tlc.
Put it in a bigger pot and make a fuss of it, then stand well back ...
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Oh, don't know where that surplus 'Yours' came from in between the photos - they're both photos of my four year old fig tree.
My fig tree is now 3 years old, planted in the ground against a wall and hasn't had fruit since I bought it when it had 3 figs. A lot of fig trees here in France are planted in the ground and have loads of fruit, my son's did and he never fed or watered his. Mine is now 2 - 3 times the size of both yours.
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We had 2 enormous Fig trees when in France.......the biggest problem was keeping up with the fruit produced
The Fig I have here in SW UK is at least 50 years old, in the ground and produces fruit every year - the Starlings are a good sign that the top most fruit ( way above my head ) is beginning to ripen. Then it is a daily battle between them and me
Mine would be bigger if left to it's own devices BL, but it's had some hard pruning - we don't have the space that you have
I'm not very good at pruning Do you think pruning helps figs to fruit and how much and when do you do it?
BL - yes, pruning them correctly will help to produce fruit. Fan trained against a wall or similar structure is often the most popular method - particularly in the UK climate.
The RHS Garden Encyclopaedia has quite a good explanatory description of how to do this correctly.