Fig Tree - Problem?
Mark144 Posts: 19
in Fruit & veg
We purchased this fig tree last weekend. I haven't had chance to plant it yet. To me, it isn't looking as good as it did last weekend. The leaves look like they are curling up and drooping. Any ideas? Also we were told to leave it in the pot and plant it - ? Thanks
It looks as if it needs watering.
mine is 4 years old and is in a pot 20" x 20" x 20" in mix of John Innes no 3 loam based compost with added grit. It gets at least a bucket full of water most days in the summer and tomato fertiliser once a week.
Check its roots and repot it if needed.
Can I ask a figgy question?
Mine is 3 years old and in a reasonably large terracotta container which is about the diameter of an oil drum. It's facing east and gets sun most of the day. On a hot day, it goes floppy.. do they need a lot more water than I'm giving it or is this normal behaviour? I wasn't expecting this as i thought it hailed from hot places.
It recovers when the sun's gone.
I find that mine started to produce better when I increased the watering. The potting medium s so free draining that it virtually comes straight out of the bottom of the pot , but it's much better if I give it a bucket of water a day and don't let the leaves flag too much.
Last edited: 31 July 2016 23:31:04
Thanks Dove. Bought it in lidl for £1 . 99 . Didn't expect it to survive .
What variety is it? If it's Brown Turkey you should get fruit from it if it lives in a sunny sheltered corner and you're able to give the embryo fruits a bit of protection in the winter.
If it's another variety it may well need to go into a greenhouse over the winter. .
It's been outside all the time - abandoned with no protection and it survived so it's probably the turkey. I'd be interested to see fruit but I don't like the taste much. No sign of any fruit that I can see but will remember your advice if one appears.