Figs don't ripen
I have a mature fig bush. It has loads of figs but they never get ripe, they just fall to the ground. It is good size but I have never had the first fig to ripen. It is located and the lower end of my property and probably gets more water than my vegetable garden. What do you suggest I do?
Submitted by BHGPhotoContest

Figs need a long, hot growing season to ripen properly. So, although the plant may survive winters in New England, it will be a challenge to give the plant enough heat units to ripen fruit there. In areas such as yours where short, cool summers are prevalent, it helps to grow figs along a sunny south wall that will reflect heat back onto the plant. You could also construct a mini-greenhouse over the fig tree to trap more heat and ripen the fruits. 

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