Planting a Fig trees next to a citrus

katolandNovember 8, 2011

Is it alright to plant a fig tree next to an orange tree? I have heard many rumors suggesting that it is not a good idea. Has anybody grown a fig tree close to a citrus? Any problems encountered. Any suggestions appreciated.

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igo4fish(8b)

there should be no problem. I have grown them beside each other and even in the same hole (after orange tree graft was frost-killed) with no problem. Just make sure the soil is suitable for both. Good luck!

    Bookmark   November 9, 2011 at 12:46PM
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houstontexas123(z9a)

how close are you planning to plant them?

citrus tends to have slightly higher water requirements and heavier feeding requirements.

    Bookmark   November 10, 2011 at 3:22AM
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katoland

The two trees are going to be about 16 feet apart and have at least 6 hours of sunlight per day.

    Bookmark   November 10, 2011 at 11:19AM
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houstontexas123(z9a)

that's plenty far enough, should be no problems

    Bookmark   November 11, 2011 at 5:06AM
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dontommyg(6b)

Great information guys. Next season I plant on growing my fig tree and tangerine tree outside. Now I know that at a minimum of about 16 ft they'll be fine growing together. You're right though citrus trees like more water.

For now I am growing my fruit in containers. Still very small, but doing well indoors.

Here is a link that might be useful: my indoor garden

    Bookmark   November 21, 2011 at 3:26PM
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