Potted figs, fruit never ripen. Speed up tips?
I have three varieties (hardy Chicago, brown turkey and lattarulla) that are all 2-4 years old. In pots in full sun on the deck. First frost is late September.
They are kept just above freezing, dormant all winter. I find them slow to regrow in spring.
Each year in late July to August little figs show up. They get an inch or more but then I need to bring them into the (full sun) sunroom in September, and the leaves all drop and generally spider mites take over in under a month. They don't like the out to indoor shock.
I already see it happening, nothing will be ripe this year. And it was a hot sunny summer.
Can I feed them more? They are always moist. Any tips are appreciated, as I'm beginning to wonder if t is worth keeping them around.