Pick figs when green? Also, best help for leaning young tree?
Hi - we have a fig tree a couple to few years old that suddenly has tons of green figs on its branches. None that are any other color yet that I can see. What color are they supposed to be when you pick them? (Ripen on tree vs. - potentially - ripen on counter.)
Also, while the tree had started growing a bit off to the side (a neighbor's tree was shading it directly above, since cut down), we secured it with a rope tie to the fence, so the bottom part of the trunk is now straight. But it's still a young and somewhat spindly tree. Above where we tied it to the fence, it has gotten adventurous in branch-growing more off to one side than the other, so leaning a bit higher up. Should we be staking it or trying more ties? Or is pruning a substantial branch or two the only way to ensure its health over the long run?