How to grow a prickly fig tree? How to care?

How to grow a prickly fig tree? How to care?

Prickly figs grown in our country are found in Anamur and Tarsus regions. So , how is the prickly fig tree grown? How to care? prickly fig grows in nature. It likes rainy weather, but also dislikes cold weather. If the rainfall is excessive and the dry weather caused by the extreme heat adversely affects their growth. Because it is a thorny fruit, prickly fig is a type of cactus, so it likes aerated soils. The plant itself affects the irrigation, but due to the loss of water, the plant body may thicken and cause a decrease in fruit productivity. As the fruit ripens, the tree requires more water. If it is not irrigated enough, it causes irregular fruit development due to stress of the tree. In terms of temperature, exposure of the prickly fig to temperatures below four degrees is a weather condition that will damage the plant. When planting, it should be buried vertically and planted with 30-40 cm openings. At the beginning of the issues to be considered in the fertilization of the prickly fig is to analyze the type of soil and to determine the needs of this soil and to make a fertilizer selection, otherwise the fruit may be damaged. After planting the sapling, weed growth should be prevented around the sapling. Now it's time to prune the prickly fig tree.

The reason for the pruning of the plant, which grows outside its natural environment and is taken to indoor gardens, is to keep the plant young. In order to obtain quality prickly figs, the tree must be pruned before it exceeds two meters. Sometimes it is important to dilute it to have 6 fruits on each branch and to encourage fruit for quality fruits. In addition, choosing the right knife and disinfecting the knives are important. Although prickly figs are normally resistant to diseases, climatic conditions can harbor diseases from various insects and reptiles. Three years must pass after planting for the thorny tree to bear fruit, but full yield begins in the eighth year. The fruit yield of the thorny tree can be twenty years or more. Here is the cultivation and care of the prickly fig tree in briefthis is how it is.

Benefits of the prickly fig tree

Benefits of the prickly fig treeIt is a fruit that is high in vitamin C. Thanks to this vitamin, it contains antioxidants and strengthens the immune system, so it provides resistance against diseases, which are also its own characteristics. Being good for the skin is also one of the important areas of use because prickly fig prevents wrinkles and it has been revealed that it affects the beauty of the skin more visibly than even the aloe vera plant. If prickly figs are used regularly, it regulates intestinal functioning and increases its working speed. Therefore, it reduces constipation, ulcers, bloating and intestinal problems. Prickly fig oil is used in hair care and nourishes the hair strands, increasing the shine of the hair and strengthening the hair follicles. One of the most beautiful features of the prickly fig is that it is good for the problems of weakness and fatigue, which are common in the summer months. Prickly figs raise blood sugar faster than regular figs. It keeps you full for longer and therefore makes it easier to lose weight.

Tips for prickly fig tree care

One of the most important factors in the care of the prickly fig tree is the soil structure. In order for the plant to be of good quality, the cavity of the flower should be flattened and the bark should be easily removed. Good quality, appropriate fertilization ensures the acidic structure balance and the plant quality increases. The harvest time of the prickly fig is one of the features that should be considered for the quality of the plant. When the harvest is done, it should be done in the early hours, when the weather is cool. Another point to be considered while harvesting is the use of more suitable clothing and equipment. In order to increase the shelf life of the prickly fig, it should be cut from the part where the fruit sticks and the fruit should be plucked.

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