My fig plant is new this year, growing as a standard & I have been
pleased to see fruit on the tree. Unfortunately, something appears to
have been trying to steal the figs & in the process has broken the stem
& all the new growth is now on the floor, along with the fruit. Have I
lost the plant or is there something I can do to retrieve it?
David is right, the stem will recover, but you could use the branches or
even branchlets from the broken bits to take cuttings. Figs grow very
easily from cuttings - they arent' fussy aobut soil or anything that I've
foudn - I just shove them in an old pot in whatever sandy potting mix I have
to hand and next spring there is another plant.
They are not invasive, unlike the ficus tribe that have the large leathery
leaves and round squishy fruits. In good conditions they grow quite big eg
6m high and 4m wide and you will have to net them unless you are in an area
that has no bats, or parrots or other predators. They are quite a handsome
plant as well as giving tasty fruit. The fruit makes excellent jam.
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