Home-Plate for Figgi Riggi

Home Sweet Home Figgi Riggi moves to a unique home-plate Home-plate as in baseball? No, we aren’t playing baseball with figs. Although it could be fun to smash them with a baseball bat through a powerful swing. Because there are so many visitors noticing the Figgi Riggi blog, I have decided to move Figgi Riggi. It was changed from […]

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Rabbit Protection

Rabbit protection, a necessity Sometimes when you do all that you can for protection of your fig trees from natural forces, nature and a rabbit will prevail somehow. This winter was a rather harsh one. Snow was protection over the ground for over a month with several snow storms and frozen temperatures. Most winters in New Jersey have […]

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Killing Freeze

What is a killing freeze (hard freeze)? A killing freeze is when temperatures fall to or below 28ºF for at least a week. Most trees can survive brief periods of 32ºF. The killing freeze weather condition can kill a young fig tree if not protected. You can’t always make the best judgement when a freak […]

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Pruning Roots

Pruning the roots once every 2-3 years When pruning the roots of your potted fig trees, you must perform this once every 2-3 years. Otherwise the tree might experience a stunted growth and cause stress to the tree. It’s a good idea to prune your tree in early spring, just before the tree begins to leaf out. […]

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Training Your Fig Tree

How To Train Your Dragon Training your tree, not a dragon Training your fig tree, not training your dragons. Here are some basic examples on fig tree shapes. There are two common forms that a fig tree can be trained into: Single trunk [D], open vase type and the multi-trunk system [C]. Northeastern fig trees can be […]

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