Growing Figs That Fruit

by John Wheatley
(Balingup Western AUSTRALIA)

I Have a fig tree that is about 5 years old and has never produced a sign of fruit
the soil down here is heavy clay.

Any suggestions

Cheers

John

Balingup

Western AUSTRALIA


Plant Guides Answer:


John,

I had the same problem with a Celeste fig tree planted on sandy soil many years ago.

The problem turned out the be a lack of lime.

Figs love horticultural lime.

Once I started sprinkling a handful of lime around the base of the fig tree each spring, it began to fruit normally.

As far as the clay soil is concerned, as long as it drains fairly well and water is not pooling around the fig's root zone for long periods of time, it shouldn't be a problem.

Growing Fig Trees will provide more information about Fig Tree Care

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