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Fig Tree for beginners?

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Fig Tree for beginners?

relizabeth | Sep 20, 2009 03:52 PM

Hi, I want to get my mother a fig tree as a birthday present next year. She lives in Princeton, NJ and despite being a botanist, is an expert plant killer. I have inherited her utterly not green thumbs, so know nothing about this stuff. I live abroad, so I'd have to coordinate buying it online. The backyard is rather shady, but the front has some pretty decent sunlight. Their block is plagued by deer; would that cause problems? What varieties would you recommend? I live in London and had some spectacular green ones that were grown by a Turkish colleague. When should this be planted? Any and all advise appreciated!

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