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By Siris

I love Figs (Ficus carica (Fig))

This is part of a second crop of Dalmatie Fig, this year.. It is only its second year with me, in a large pot. Unfortunately all the early fruit was shed in Spring, I thought because of erratic watering, in the conservatory. The plant, moved under the carport, photographed Sept 3, has just shed all its leaves and the 10 fruits have fallen off.
Any suggestions. I had 3 delicious fruits in Spring last year

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Hi Siris

I was always told it was to do with extreme of temperature with fruit drop with figs , very warm days then very cold nights... which when you think about we have had past couple of weeks and this week Tuesday it was roasting now back to this !! gray wet and cold !
Irregular watering or/and being grown in a pot which also makes them more difficult to fruit successfully.


21 Sep, 2017


Thank you for that information, Gnarly, maybe they were too warm in the conservatory early Spring. If I can remember that far back, I think we had a heat wave, then its been miserable since early July.

21 Sep, 2017


Lucky you, we've moved ours in its pot to the south-ish facing house wall, it's never fruited in 20 years lol

21 Sep, 2017


Sorry to hear that Dawn, you are further north than me, but my Fig Pot is not against a south facing wall.

22 Sep, 2017


Odd isn't it Siris, anyway we will see what happens next year.

23 Sep, 2017


Look healthy. Usually potted fruiting plants shed the vast majority of what they set.
We have brown Turkey growing next to our lot. We picked last week a bunch of figs and today the leaves are still green- but they look to have begun shutting down even in 30C weather. They go by day length I guess.

27 Sep, 2017


Thank you Stan, I think I will try to keep the temperature more constant next year, maybe move the pot out of the conservatory to under the carport earlier in Spring.

1 Oct, 2017


Given up with ours it has been cut hard back and now kept as an ornamental tree.....

1 Oct, 2017


Do you grow yours outside in a tub or the border,DottyD?

2 Oct, 2017


It is in the border at the very back of the garden, what figs we used to get were eaten by the squirrels, who got to them first, as the tree is growing against the fence lol!

2 Oct, 2017


Oh, that quite a shady area there, under those tall trees. Dd.

3 Oct, 2017

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