Plant Figs for a Wall

You can grow this delicious fruit at home. Just plant it against a sheltered, south-facing wall and it should produce plenty of fruit.

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Pruning Figs

In the spring after planting, cut back the main stem to encourage side shoots. The following spring, cut back these new stems by half and remove weak growth. Cut over-long branches to 2 inches to promote fresh growth. Prune out stems that block light from fruits (Image 1). In summer, pinch out new shoots so five leaves remain on each stem (Image 2).

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Excerpted from How to Grow Practically Everything

© 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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