How to take care of a fig tree in general

How many degrees below zero a fig trees can tolerate exactly is hard to say.
It depends on a number of circumstances. If the conditions are optimal the figs can encounter,a night frost up to -23 degrees Celsius, no problem. Under the optimum conditions there are a sheltered place against a wall, well-drained soil and poor growing conditions. If the plant is not too big you can always take it into the garage.
By meager growth conditions a stocky, compact plant with modest growth and well-woody branches.
Figs do not really need a hot summer, but a mild winter.

Fruit formation of a fig tree
The first fructification of the fig has been put in motion for the winter. They are shown as small buttons at the top of the tops of the plants. These vijgjes unfortunately can already freeze at temperatures below -7 degrees. However, the survival rate of the ‘minivijgjes’ can be increased by protecting them against the cold. This can be done in different ways, for example by pulling socks over (it must be breathable material) or by removing them temporarily in at severe frost in an unheated garage, shed or greenhouse.
The first figs will discover until late summer (usually the second crop) are.

Fig trees in a pot
Figs grow happily and easily in a pot. The plants do not have high nutritional requirements, and are therefore satisfied with a limited amount of land. If the fig tree is forced to plants can bring out the best in a sheltered environment in which limited space so typical habit to ontwikkelen.De coldest period of the year (late November to early March). For example in a shed or garage. Light they do not need, because they have no leaves. They must be moistened occasionally to prevent dehydration.
After this period, they can be “activated” by giving them plenty of light and water. Watch out for late frosts. Outside figs in pot may mild Dutch climate generally survive well.
Fig trees are beautiful on the terrace or balcony and create, like olive trees, Mediterranean atmosphere. All pots are useful for the fig. To get a nice compact plant is the best fig annually to pots in a slightly larger pot and not the same in a big pot. Regular potting soil is perfectly adequate for the fig. It is better when the ground is complemented with additional coarse sand for drainage and a fraction of clay to take better retain moisture and nutrition. Olive substrate of the Bergerie complies.
Figs are additional fertilizing with cow manure and lime. Figs are fond of water in the summer months, daily watering pleasing to the fig. It is also noticeable when the fig is thirsty, the leaves go then slack. The fig recovers quickly when it gets enough water.

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Fig trees in the garden
The easiest solution of course is to put the fig tree in the garden. They are healthy and fast-growing trees that entail barely problems. The Dutch soil, where the water table is too high, will do just fine. Moreover, it is easier because the figs require much less watering than when they are in a jar. What stones for drainage and a little lime in the soil promotes the growth of the fig.
Fig trees will grow very quickly in the ground and as a result they get thin long shoots that will freeze in the winter, when they are outside. This can be prevented by the fig plant in poor soil and have little space to shoot many roots. This can be done by, for example, or placing them next to a wall, or to put in a buried tank, or to be placed on a bed of stones in the ground. It is important to prune these trees will you get a nice tree.

Pruning of a fig tree
As with all other fruit trees, there are three types of pruning: pruning plants, topiary pruning and fruit. In addition, there is also the root pruning.
The first two forms are in order to obtain a model in the plant. This does not apply to the trees of the Bergerie, because here we have already taken care of. The Fig trees are available in low models that look like ground cover like. These figs are fun in a pot on the table. There are also available figs on the tree.
When pruning fruit of the fig tree should be given to the annual intoppen or halving too booming, long and fruitless shoots. Ancient, barren branches you can take away completely. Obviously have the young, mature buds spared the young fruits. This is after the harvest the following season.
When a fig tree grows too fast, the growth can be kept in control if you take one-half to one meter anually from the trunk to the roots with a spade around to stabbing.
All pruning is during the rest period, from November to February, performed. During the summer months, the form which shall be corrected or the roots are chipped for a possible halt on growth.

The fruits of a fig tree
The perfect ripe figs have just one day shelf life with their melting, soft content in red or gold, covered by a thin, light and fragile skin.
When you take them from the bush you can eat the straight away. They are also to be dried or to be used in different recipes.

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