Posts Tagged ‘fig’

Fruit – Pruning

Winter and early spring are the best time to prune fruiting plants, whether trees, vines or bushes. The purpose of pruning is to train a plant to its strongest form and to get the correct ratio of leaves to developing...

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Fig – Pruning a Large One

Past years have produced bumper crops of figs for home gardeners. There were enough for birds, yellow jackets, kids and adults to share without dispute. Along with blueberries and raspberries, figs are almost carefree. The biggest problem that a fig...

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Kudzu Bug – On Fig

Q: I found hundreds of these insects on my fig. Are they the kudzu bugs discovered in 2009? A: You are exactly correct – you have a great memory! The bug is the globular stinkbug (aka kudzu bug),  Megacopta cribraria....

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Fig – Pruning

Q: I have heard several descriptions of how to prune a fig but some seem to conflict. What is the timing and severity of pruning the trees? A: Figs try to bear two crops per year. After a mild winter,...

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Fig – Propagation (Rooting)

Q: I am about to prune my fig bushes and would like to propagate them for a plant sale and giveaways later. Is now the time and how long does it take? A: Figs are easy to propagate, both in...

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Fig – Conadria

Q: My mother and I need help identifying a fig. The fruit is different from any I have seen before. They are somewhat larger and “rounder” than regular figs. They have a shorter “neck”, are smoother, and have conspicuous white...

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