Re: [gardeners] Weekend in the garden

George Shirley (
Mon, 13 May 2002 17:34:25 -0500

Curious George - what did you do? We never do anything to ours but water it and feed it twice a year
with 8-8-8 fertilizer. In our hot summers the fig tree takes about 35 gallons of water a week to
produce good fruit.


Margaret Lauterbach wrote:
> Thanks. I asked the question because I used to have a fig tree in my
> greenhouse.  When it formed a fig, I didn't know what to do, and must have
> done the wrong thing because the fig was dry.  Margaret L
> >To Margaret and all,
> >
> >Fig trees have no flowers on the branches.  The fruit is like an
> >inverted blossom with the flowers inside which produce the seed.  We get
> >2 crops from Black Mission each year.  The first and best is in early
> >June and the 2nd in the fall.  -Olin
> >
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "Margaret Lauterbach" <>
> > > What insects pollinate your figs, George?  Margaret L
> > >