The taste of figs is very sweet, many people like to eat, but now in the market is rarely seen, in fact, how to care for a fig tree? How about how to grow more robust.
Figs are great for breeding in the sun, not only to fill the yard with some greenery but also to produce sweet fruit. This article answers the question of how to take care of a fig tree.
HOW TO TAKE CARE OF FIG TREES
Figs are not dense branches, the plant shape is multi-branch scattered type, plastic surgery to retain the main trunk has a few dozen centimeters of length, the side branches to retain a few strong, the central trunk is not affected whether to retain.
Every year, it is necessary to prune off those branches that are long, sagging, and lifeless, as well as dead branches, leaving as many strong branches as possible, so as to increase the number of fruits.
Figs have two fruit seasons, autumn fruit and summer fruit. Autumn fruit is mostly in the lower part of the new fruiting area, so the branches can be pruned a little shorter.
Summer fruit flower buds mostly grow on the top of the branch, so in the wintertime should not be pruned on the branch treatment, otherwise, it will seriously affect the amount of fig fruit.
Fig branches are relatively sparse, so the healing speed of the cut is relatively slow, if the cut left after pruning in winter will appear a section of dry branches, seriously affecting the growth of the branches.
Figs in a warm and dry environment can grow well. Young seedlings are susceptible to the effects of cold and frost, so do a good job of keeping warm before winter.
For some large branches can be wrapped with grass, once found a branch by the cold, to be pruned out in time, if the freeze is more serious, in the next spring can be found in the potting soil stronger roots, to cultivate a new crown.
Figs are not afraid of soaking water, the amount of watering should be sufficient, especially in the summertime, more fully supplemented with water.
Even on rainy days, the pots full of water, still able to survive intact, that the figs in the wet potting soil survival ability are very strong.
But in the dry environment is not so strong, once the potting soil dry without water, there will be leaf drop, branch growth.
Pests and diseases
Figs rarely appear pest damage, but there are still if you find a pest, you can spray some insecticidal drugs on the branches to prevent and control, in the case of conditions can be allowed to disinfect the potting soil, the general disease period in the spring.
Fig fruit is extremely nutritious, with a strong gastrointestinal, promote digestion and other effects, the method of breeding is not difficult, in the balcony can also easily raise a pot of fruitful figs, more quickly raise a pot.
THE GROWTH ENVIRONMENT OF FIGS
Moderate temperature, like moist
For the temperature has a very picky demand, the temperature must be in 20 ° C (68 ° F) or so, and it also likes the wet weather, so that it is conducive to its growth.
Of course, the temperature can not be too high, otherwise, it will cause the fig trunk to wilt, so the temperature must be balanced.
Figs like sun exposure
Fig growth ability is very strong, planting fig soil to have very good permeability, while after planting, to ensure that each fig tree light enough, but also to ensure that the plant between the permeability.
When planting, you can keep a certain distance between each plant, almost in 3m (9.84foot) or so.
The fertilizer applied to each fig tree is closely related to its yield and the number of fruits, so it must be fertilized regularly when planting.
In the process of fig tree growth, must be some overgrown branches and trunks to cut, this is to ensure that the figs are shaded to grow faster.
THE BENEFITS OF FIGS
Fig has a broad-spectrum anti-cancer effect, which contains hydroxybenzaldehyde, psoralen, coumarin and other ingredients for cancer cells live blood has a certain inhibitory effect.
Fig also has a very good spleen and appetite, research shows that its malic acid, citric acid and hydrolytic enzymes, and other components, can help the digestion of food, and thus promote the body’s appetite
Reduce hyperglycemia, hyperlipidemia, and hypertension
Figs for low sugar and high fiber food, which is rich in vitamin C, diabetic patients eat appropriate daily, can help improve the body’s immunity, while figs contain lipase and hydrolase, but also has the role of decomposition of blood lipids, and thus can help reduce fat accumulation, to a certain extent, to play a role in lowering blood pressure and lipids.