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Fig Tree in pot care?

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Approx 6 feet, just got it from a neighbour so know nothing of it's history not exactly sure what type ,except that I am told it is hardy.Have it in the sunniest part of garden up against a wall. Looked healthy two weeks ago and fruit seems strong albeit golf ball small and green. Am told this is perhaps the type of fruit that wil stay on and ripen for next year (?) but now lower leaves starting to curl and drop too, don't know if that is normal -i.e. dropping leaves but young fruit?. Seems quite dry soil. Should I still be watering it (every day? is Oct 17) or bring into cold glazed porch yet for example. Welcome any advice at all..



welcome to GoY. sorry i dont have any experience with these but i am sure some one else will be able to help you. good luck with it.
the only thing i would say is if it has been indoors all this time i would bring it in until the spring/early summer next year. it will be too cold for it to stay out.

18 Oct, 2009


i would keep it out of draught and maybe bubble rap the pot .i think but im not sure that its good that its got any fruit .

18 Oct, 2009


I would still be watering a pot it can't send out its roots to look for water as it would in open ground. I believe figs stay on for two years.

18 Oct, 2009


i agre and i think your right sid

18 Oct, 2009


I agree with Sid and Nosypotter....having said that...if there are any fruit on the plant now larger than a may as well taken them off cos they won't stay the course for next year.... Good Luck!

18 Oct, 2009

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