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  1. Compost or well-rotted manure applied as a mulch in early spring may provide all the fertilizer that your fig tree requires. However if you notice that the branches grow less than one foot a year, then include a commercial fertilizer low in nitrogen but high in phosphorus and potassium, such as 4-10-10, or 10-20-20. Don’t apply more than one pound in a year, with doses spread out over three or four applications starting in late winter and ending by mid-July. Keep these feeding tips in mind and you’ll be swimming in figs. May I suggest fig bars?

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