Liming Fig Trees

by Tim Matthews
(Fuquay)

When to lime fig trees in NC and how much to each tree. Tree is about 3 feet tall.

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Ideally, you should sprinkle the horticultural lime around the trees in the spring after the trees break dormancy but you can really do it at any time as long as the trees are actively growing.

For potted fig trees, I used about a tablespoon of lime for a 12 inch pot. For in-ground trees< I used maybe a fistful for a 3-4 foot tall tree.

This amounts to just dusting the soil with lime the way you would sprinkle powdered sugar on a cake.

You don't want to apply so much that it cakes up on top of the soil.

I did not scratch the lime in as I did not want to risk damaging the figs' roots but I did water it in so that the roots could take it up right away.

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