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When it comes to figs, many people know that figs are rich in nutrients and are suitable for all ages. In fact, if you want to eat figs, just plant one at home.

Figs are very easy to grow. If you plant one at home, you can eat and pick as you go. It is really delicious.

The intoxicating smell of the fig tree at its peak is one of the most wonderful things there is, but it is advisable to grow it in the garden only because it brings with it flies such as wasps and fruit flies that will make some of you uncomfortable.  

So, which side of the house is recommended for planting a fig tree?

It’s best to plant a fig tree on the north side of the house in full sun, especially in the spring. Make sure the soil is well-drained and composed of organic nutrients. Fig trees can grow well in pots, placed close to the house in areas that receives full sun or open air.

In order to grow the tree in your garden, you must purchase a small tree or a part of a tree that has been rooted (cutting). The fig needs a lot of sun to grow and bloom. An interesting fact, mainly because the recommended seasons for planting the tree are winter and spring (March – June).

The fig tree has a fast growth rate and the height of a mature tree ranges from 4-10 meters. Its flowering date occurs between the months of July and August, and after the use of the fruit the tree should be pruned and weak branches removed until the end of October.

The fig tree does not need much water at all, as excessive watering causes a lot of worms in the fruit. If you have decided to first grow the fig tree in a pot, you will need to increase the watering a bit more.

Selection of fig varieties:

Figs grow fast, and there are many fruits when they are properly maintained. However, the selection of potted plants at home is still more important.

Some fig varieties grow fast and have taller plants. This kind of fig is not suitable for potted plants. You should choose dwarf varieties with purple skins when you pot them at home. This kind of fig is relatively short, compact, does not occupy much space, and has more fruits.

Which figs are suitable for home planting?

Japanese purple fruit is suitable for family planting, and the family balcony can grow Japanese purple fruit which is more productive.

Figs grow fast, and if they are properly maintained, they will bear a lot of fruit, provided that you will choose the fig variety when you grow it at home.

Some fig varieties grow very fast, which are not suitable for potted plants. It is best to use dwarf varieties with purple skins to grow potted figs at home, such as Japanese purple fruits. This type of fig has a short plant shape, is easy to grow, is compact and does not take up space, and it produces more fruits after it grows.

Figs are easy to stem and grow easily. Cut the branches to a length of about 10-15cm and insert them into clean river sand. The roots can grow after one month. After the roots grow, they can be transplanted into a flower pot.

If you want more figs, you need to pay attention to the maintenance when the figs are still seedlings.

First, find a large-caliber flowerpot for the figs, and put enough base fertilizer at the bottom of the flowerpot before planting, such as fermented chicken manure, sheep manure, so as to avoid the trouble of applying fertilizer in the later stage.

In terms of potting soil selection, it is recommended to mix half of the garden soil and half of the compost before planting, so that the cultivated plants are relatively stable. If the potting soil is relatively loose, the plants will easily fall down in the future.

The more important point of planting figs is to give enough light, which can make the fruit taste sweeter. Topping can be done when the new branches of figs grow 20-30cm, which will help the figs to bear fruit quickly and at the same time produce branches.

The more branches, the more fruit it will bear. At the same time, pay attention to fertilization and watering.

Because figs have to grow fruits and branches at the same time, there are more requirements for fertilizer and water. More fertilization can quickly increase the fullness of the fruit and the rapid growth of branches.

Reproduction method uses cuttings. Ramets. Layering reproduction, especially cutting reproduction.

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Cultivation of fig seedlings:

Figs like a sunny, warm and humid environment; they can tolerate drought and are afraid of waterlogging; they like fertile and moist sandy soil. However, it has strong adaptability to other soils and can grow normally in heavy gray soil, acid red soil and alluvial clay.

Figs do not bear fruit without flowers. Its flowers are solitary, light red, hidden in the receptacle, and are not obvious.

After the fruit matures, the flower falls off, so it is called the fig. Figs are native to the Mediterranean coast and Central Asia-warm regions. According to the relationship between flower type and pollination, figs can be divided into primitive figs, common figs, Smyrna figs, intermediate figs and so on.

The leaves of figs are large, ovate, and split in palm shape; the crown is round and beautiful, suitable for landscaping and potted plants.

Potted figs must be replaced once a year before sprouting in early spring. The potting soil can be dry mixed with 8 parts of garden soil, 1 part of sandy soil, and 1 part of manure, and hoof pieces are added as base fertilizer.

If your neighbor has a fig tree, you may wish to cut the roots and cut your own, instead of buying seedlings. Figs are easy to cut. Cut the branches to a length of about 10-15 cm and insert them into clean river sand. The roots can grow after one month. After the roots grow, they can be transplanted into flower pots.

Cutting propagation

In mid-to-late March, select 1-3 year-old sturdy branches from excellent mother plants that have not germinated, and have short internodes, and the branch thickness is 1~1.5cm. Cut cuttings 30~50cm in length, and ditch at 50cm row spacing.

Insert two-thirds of the soil obliquely, and the rest of the soil is exposed, fill it with compaction, and water to keep the soil moist. Cuttings in summer, you can take semi-woody green branches for cuttings.

Roots take about 1 month after cutting. It can be transplanted after 1 year of cultivation. You can also store the cuttings in wet sand for 1 month, and then cut the cuttings after the callus is formed.

Ram propagation

Branch planting is carried out in February to March, and the planting shall be planted according to the row spacing (3~4) m×(3~4) m. Prune before planting, remove dense branches or dead branches, and plant before the sap is still flowing or before the leaves are spread.

Ways to make figs more fruitful:

If you want more figs, you have to pick them up from the dolls, and pay attention to maintenance during the seedling stage.

First find a large pot for the figs. The diameter should be more than 30 cm. Before planting, be sure to apply foot fertilizer, such as fermented chicken manure, sheep manure, etc., so as to avoid the trouble of top dressing in the later stage.

The choice of potting soil is not very particular, but it is recommended to mix half of the garden soil + half of the compost before planting, so that the plants will be more stable in the future. If the potting soil is lighter, the plants will tend to fall down in the future. It is best to give enough light to the figs.

Adequate light can make the fruit taste sweeter. Topping can be carried out when the new branches of figs grow 20-30cm, which can promote quick fruiting and at the same time produce branches. If there are more branches, there will be more results.

At the same time, pay attention to top dressing. Since figs grow fruits and branches at the same time, there is more demand for fertilizer and water. More fertilization can promote plump fruits and rapid growth of branches.

It should be noted that during the rainy season, do not allow water to accumulate in the flowerpots, which can easily cause the figs to drop.

As long as the fertilizer and water are properly managed, topping in time, and promoting fruit and branching, figs can bear fruit until autumn. In other words, you can eat fresh figs from summer to winter.

Not only do we like the delicacy of figs, but the birds also like them very much.

So before the figs mature, in order to prevent the birds from getting started in advance, it is recommended that you wrap the figs with fruit bags. When the figs become purple-red, they can be picked and eaten.

Conclusion

Fig trees are very healthy additions to any home, and would make for wonderful fruit trees. In this article, we have discussed how to grow fig trees in the home properly.

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