Master Gardener Studies

  I have had an interest as a gardener and enjoying the delicious nature of figs ever since my childhood after years of visiting my grandparents in south Alabama. There, they had the most memorable sweet Brown Turkey fig trees. Since then, I’ve always had an interest in propagating them in the New Jersey where […]

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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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