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 Post subject: Issue with Fig Bush
PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 6:50 pm 
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I am asking this for my sister. She has two unknown variety fig bushes. The bushes are about 10 yrs old and the last couple of years they have started growing straight up not bushy. Beautiful leaves but the fruits do not get very big and then dry up and die. Can they be cut back to keep them bushy? What to do about the fruit? Any particular amendment to the soil they need? Thanks for any help.


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 Post subject: Re: Issue with Fig Bush
PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:13 am 
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Figs are trees that can grow up to 10 feet tall depending on the variety. According to Howard's book, shriveled fruit may result from using the wrong variety for this area or from hot, dry weather. Not know your sister's variety it's hard to say. The varieties best for N.Tx are Celeste, Texas Everbearing, Brown Turkey and Alma.

They don't need much in the way of amendments, other than a basic organic program. They need plenty of water and heavy mulching around the roots.

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