Fig trees often grow as a multiple-branched shrub, especially where subjected to frequent frost damage. They may be espaliered, but only where roots may be restricted, as in containers. Figs require full sun all day to ripen palatable fruits. Trees become enormous, and will shade out anything growing beneath.
Keeping this in view, what fruit trees can be espaliered?
Most apple and pear varieties which produce their fruit on spurs (rather than on the tips of their branches) can be trained as espaliers. Plums, cherries, apricots, peaches, and nectarines are not suitable for espalier-training, but do very well when trained as fans.
How do you prune a fig tree?
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- Do most pruning during the winter.
- Remove suckers growing on the base of the tree.
- Cut away dead and diseased wood.
- Remove branches that do not come from the fruiting wood.
- Trim down the secondary branches.
- Consider cutting back the main branches considerably.
How often do you water a potted fig tree?
After planting your fig tree in its container, water it well, then add a layer of mulch. The mulch will keep the soil from drying out too quickly. Put the fig tree in a sunny spot in your yard, and keep well watered. During hot summer weather, your fig tree may need more frequent watering, possibly even daily.
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