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PLANT DOCTOR Pruning Figs: Ficus carica is the edible fig that hails from the Mediterranean.
Fig trees aren’t quite as ubiquitous as citrus trees are in the produce garden but they are still a firm favourite.What's not to like? They are delicious to eat fresh and or dried, plus nothing beats home grown figs. There are a few different types:
- 'Black Genoa' is typically a large growing fig tree and not suitable for small back yards. This is a fast growing heavy cropping tree that produces large sweet purple skinned fruit. Good for inlan Australia but not so good on the far north coast.
- White genoa-great for drying about half the size of black genoa: also grows well in cooler areas.
- Brown Turkey good for eating fresh, is a very hardy tree that does well in inland areas.
- White Adriatic-a green skinned medium to large fruit.
- Dwarf Brown Slow growing and compact this small tree can be kept at about 1 - 1.5 m in height. Great for small spaces and pots and smaller backyards
- When you first get your fig tree, prune the tree by half; cut it back to 3 or 4 branches.
- Prunings can be used to propagate more trees as the cuttings take root very easily.
- pH 8 is an ideal for figs, and you can do this by adding crusher dust to the soil.
- What is crusher dust?
- Crusher dust is a blend of small crushed blue metal rocks and finer dust.
- Either add it to your pot or to the soil.
- Incidentally, crusher dust is a great medium for striking 'slow to take' cuttings.
- We are looking for the new growth to supply the current season's fruit.
- Prune out any limbs that are less than 45 degrees to the trunk. Keep branches that are more or less at right angles to the main trunk.
- Remove any branches or laterals that are less than half a metre from the ground.
- If you need to, you can now bring it into shape but otherwise you have done your main pruning.