TriciaB Posts: 36
in Fruit & veg
We have a fig plant which has given us about a dozen ripe fruits this summer. There are a number of small fruits developing, and my gardening book says these should be removed at the end of September if they are larger than a pea. They are about the size of a very large grape now. I would be grateful to know if I should follow the gardening book advice. If so, should I break them off or cut them with a knife?
Just nip them off cleanly. I find they snap off with hardly any resistance. Look after those last few big ones - wonderful fruit (well, flower, really)
Thanks for your advice Hortum-cretae and Runnybeak. I will snap them off tomorrow and will beware of the sap.
That was one of the reasons why we got rid of our fig tree Runnybeak. The sap used to give me a terrible rash on my arms each year when I pruned the tree.
be careful of the sap, it can be an irritant. wouldn't advise eating it!