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Drew starts with ...
Don't know what sort of eatable fig it is. My pop planted it over 30 years ago. Does not flower or fruit. Can I do anything to make it fruit?
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Drew
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Grant says...
Not sure what you do already, but certainly a good prune in the winter and a good feed in early spring. Difficult to see how much grass is around the tree from this pic but mulch around the tree would serve much better if you can.
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MaryT says...
One source online suggests that too much nitrogen or too little water may be the reason, or if the tree is too old.
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sternus1 says...
Drew have you ever known it to fruit, or has it never fruited in your experience? I doubt that the tree is too old to produce.

Some types of figs require a wasp for pollination. If the fig is in a country where that wasp isn't, it cannot be pollinated. Perhaps there is a way to hand pollinate figs.

I suggest visiting the figs 4 fun forum. If you can't get your answer there, you can't get it anywhere.

If the fig is greek or you suspect it might be, there is a good chance that it doesn't require the wasp, as a lot of greek varieties do not.

I would be interested in buying some cuttings from you in any case.

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peter3000 says...
the smyrna type figs are the one which require the wasp, they will still
produce fruit but fall off if not
pollinated.
id do as grant suggests and give it
a hard prune.
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Drew says...
Thanks I'll try that
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