Fruit is too small

I have a Texas Ever Bearing Fig tree that appears to be doing well--it is growing huge but the fruit is so small that I wonder if it is worth the space it takes up in my small back yard. I have considered cutting it down and replacing it with a fig tree that is known for its large fruit. Is there anything I can do to increase the size of the fruit before I do something so drastic?
Submitted by BHGPhotoContest

Fruit size is affected by a number of factors. The major one, however, is the genetics of the variety. If it's a small variety to begin with, there's little that you can do to enhance it's size. The other major thing affecting fruit size is crop load. If the tree has a heavy load (i.e. many fruits), each individual fruit will be small. Sometimes thinning out some of the fruits will make the others grow larger.


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