Tree Pruning, Fig and Pear

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  1. Jan 10, 2019 #1

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    @Weedygarden ,

    Weedy I hear you know about pear trees and that is next on our agenda. I watched a couple videos on it but don't want to make any mistakes. We only have one left. And the pears don't mature.
    Guess I need a soil test done on it.
     
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    One I watched,



    Fig tree, ours is Brown Turkey

     
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    And anyone else interested of course click to 1:28 inot video and check out the medicinal quialities of the fig tree. I have used it on pre skin cancers too and it gets rid of them. It does itch and burn but but the milky sap took them off me. Not advising just saying.

     
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    Following the thread. Ive got a couple pears trees and 1 fig start that i want to get producing.
     
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    Thank you, Meerkat. I do have a pear tree!
     
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    Pear tree before pruning,

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    Had a couple little pears on it last week because freak weather thought it was Spring.Pears have never matured on this tree. Soil test next.
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    Before pruning,

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    After pruning,

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    Fig tree before pruning,


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    Aftrr pruning,

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    Thanks for thd pics Meer. I need to prune mine as well. I tend to not cut so much. Thinkin i need to get into them more after seeing yours.
     
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    Your :welcome:, hubby said old guy said not to leave more than 6 or 8 shoots on fig tree so he did number on it.
    And get rid of all shoots laying on the ground .
    And of course we got all info from ' youtube'.
     
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    As y'all can see these trees have never been pruned since we got them. Both in bad shape and pear tree never produced mature fruit. Fog tree last didn't either. I need to do a soil test on them both.
     
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    Ive never touched our figs, prunin should help for sure. I have pruned on the pears some, but never that deeply. I want some pears badly. They are so good and much better fresh.
     
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    BacP we have had figs for years and never pruned them either. But this year for the very first time the figs would not ripen so we gave it a try.
     
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    We had a good crop of figs this year for first time. But none ripened. Sure hope this helps.
     
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    We did too ,tree full of figs all summer but all were green.

    We also are doing soil test on all the trees. Collected the soil today and it is on the kitchen table drying now.
     
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    I love figs so much. I can't find them anywhere. As a dried fruit they pack more nutrition and fiber.
    Scroll down for info on dried figs on this link.
    https://draxe.com/figs-nutrition/
    Some people in my household prefer dates. Dates remind me of giant roaches in looks, I wouldn't know about flavor since I've never eaten roaches.
     
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