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Fig tree

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What kind of fertilizer should I use for my fig tree. It is an inside plant about 4 feet tall. Gives off fruit, but not a lot. They sometimes drop before edible.


Posted by: Gene Miranda (1 point) Gene Miranda
Posted: November 22, 2016




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According to University of Florida, fertilizer for fig trees are recommended only when the total amount of vegetative growth is less than one foot in length. Since heavy fertilizer application will lead to more vegetative growth and less fruit production in fig.
"For young trees, ½ pound of 10-10-10 with micronutrients can be applied three to five times during the growing season, starting in late winter (February to March) and ending by 1 August. For large trees, apply 2–4 pounds of 10-10-10 with micronutrients three to five times during the growing season (February to August)."

http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/mg214


Posted by: Dr. Ravishankar Narayana (8 points) Dr. Ravishankar Narayana
Posted: November 22, 2016




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Fig trees are big eaters. I would just add compost frequently. Or I would apply a fertilizer with low nitrogen..nitrogen just creates green..more leaves.
Fertilizer should be applied monthly..winter should be withheld.


Posted by: deactivated (16 points) deactivated
Posted: November 25, 2016




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