care for fruit­ing figs

Gardening Australia - - YOUR PLANNER -

Mid-win­ter is the best time to prune fruit­ing fig trees, es­pe­cially if you want to re­strict their size so you can net them when they’re crop­ping. Prun­ings can be used to grow new plants, and they root eas­ily at this time of year. Af­ter prun­ing, spray with a hor­ti­cul­tural oil to clean up scale and other in­sect pests, and sprin­kle some dolomite around the base of the tree. Lastly, make a note to your­self to ap­ply fruit­ing fer­tiliser in early spring.

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