Just What Is a 'Mature' Fig Tree ?????
When does a rooted branch become/morph into a "mature" fig tree????
Lets say someone air-layers, successfully, a 5 ft. branch, cuts it off and grows this well-rooted branch throughout the season ... even getting a nice main-crop of figs by the end of the summer. This new "tree" has grown on its own roots for only a few months, yet it produced fruit and sprouted new branches. It now looks like any well-branched nursery tree, but it's only one growing season old. So, when is this new "tree" considered to be mature? Is it technically/botanically as old as a newly rooted, one foot branch, that didn't produce fruit?