is a second crop of figs possible

joewormJuly 22, 2012

is there something that can be done to encourage a second crop of figs?

thanks

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houstontexas123(z9a)

generally there will be two crops, the first called Breba are from last years growth and the second crop will be smaller and form from new growth.

since you're in zone 9 the summer will be long enough for the regular crop to mature.

    Bookmark   July 23, 2012 at 1:41AM
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joeworm

would pruning now make any difference or help with the second crop?

    Bookmark   July 23, 2012 at 9:51AM
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timmy2green

Try fertilizing w high phos like superphosphate, bonemeal, or regular phos.

    Bookmark   July 23, 2012 at 2:46PM
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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

I've had a second main crop in my greenhouse. So that's with a 300 day growing season. The key is you need a second spurt of growth. Pruning might do that in fact it has for me at times. But fertilizer and water can cause another growth spurt as well.

    Bookmark   July 23, 2012 at 4:52PM
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joeworm

thanks, i'll fertilize and then prune part of the tree and see what happens.

    Bookmark   July 23, 2012 at 7:25PM
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