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Old February 9, 2013   #4
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My mother took cuttings from her father's tree many years ago, here in NC. She put one by the side of the house and one in the back, right beside the gutter.

The one beside the gutter has been viciously pruned, cut back almost to a stump twice, (my Dad gets a little crazy with the pruning sometimes) and is HUGE, full of figs every year. The one on the side of the house doesn't get the same amount of water, has never been pruned, and it is roughly a fifth of the volume.

The three in my yard are getting pretty big and usually start out full of figs, but loose a lot of the fruit (and sometimes leaves) if we have a dry spell. The problem isn't with the heat. It's pretty obvious that they need a consistent supply of water.
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