Fig Trees, a league of their own

Fig Trees have an unusual fruiting sequence. They are the potential fruits that overwinter as embryo fruits then fruits that develop on new growth from spring. In United Kingdom, the warm weather is not long enough to allow any outdoor spring crop to ripen. The only chance to get any edible fruits are those of the overwintering fruit embryos.

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March, the overwintered fig embryos are already showing

This is why it’s important to remove all the fruits that either didn’t ripen or didn’t get picked from the previous year . This allows the tree’s energy to be re-directed into this promising crop.

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