Fig trees

Asked February 11, 2017, 11:16 AM EST

This winter we bought a home in Salisbury MD 21801. This spring we would like to set out two fig trees and one cherry tree. Do fig trees come male/female? Should we look for a specific variety? What type of soil, sunlight, water requirements do these trees need?

Wicomico County Maryland fig tree fruit

1 Response

Winter hardy figs are seedless, producing their fruits parthenocarpically. They are not male/female. Look at our website for more information on recommended varieties, culture, winter protection, etc.
http://extension.umd.edu/growit/fruit/figs

There are two types of cherry trees, sweet and tart. They can be susceptible to insect and disease issues, especially brown, rot, a fungal disease. Eventually they will require a spray schedule for control.

Most sweet cherries are generally self-unfruitful and require pollen from another variety within 100 feet to produce a good crop. Ornamental flowering fruit trees may provide needed pollen for good fruit set if their bloom period overlaps with the fruit trees.
Sour cherries are self-fruitful. They do not require cross pollination but do require bee activity for the best fruit set.
See our website for more information on stone fruits http://extension.umd.edu/growit/stone-fruit-peaches-cherries-plums-apricots-nectarines
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