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I transplanted a fig sapling (cutting? sucker? sprout? whatever you call it) this spring. Just before leafing out, It stopped budding for about a month. It finally leafed out, just about about the time I was going to give up on it. I was relieved the transplanting took hold. (It seemed to not have enough root, in my opinion, to survive the transplant shock.) Imagine my surprise when I noticed last week that it was BEARING FRUIT!! (granted, not a lot. Maybe 18-20) And this leads to my question. Should I let the plant go ahead and bear the fruit, or should I pinch off the little figs to keep from stressing the plant too much so early in it's life? I'd like to keep the fruit, but this plant is not behaving quite like anything I'm used to. Any suggestions?

-- StevenB (, July 16, 2001


Dear Steven, Enjoy the figs, you can"t hurt a fig tree, they are great. No bugs, stands up to drought well, Just have to fight the birds off. I just got through makeing fig Jam, and if you sliver a lemon peel in the Jam when cooking , the taste is wonderful. Love Irene

-- Irene texas (, July 19, 2001.

hello !iam looking for a reciept to make fig jam could please send my some info. on this pleas**thank you.

-- jessica batts (, July 12, 2004.

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