Could this be a fig tree in North Carolina


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Last year this tree was almost dead so I cut it back, fertilized it and got the weeds away from the roots. I watered it this spring and it sprouted leaves a few weeks ago. It flowered a week or two ago and today it looks as if there is fruit on it. It looks sort of like a fig but I didn’t know figs could grow this far north.
 
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View attachment 35191 Last year this tree was almost dead so I cut it back, fertilized it and got the weeds away from the roots. I watered it this spring and it sprouted leaves a few weeks ago. It flowered a week or two ago and today it looks as if there is fruit on it. It looks sort of like a fig but I didn’t know figs could grow this far north.
Nope, not a fig. It's either a peach or nectarine.
 
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Thanks Chuck. That is great news since my wife and I are not big fig fans.
Hopefully it is a nongrafted peach. If a nectarine or grafted peach and was cut down below the graft all you have is garbage. But, if its a nongrafted peach and growing on its on roots you might have something special.
 
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Hopefully it is a nongrafted peach. If a nectarine or grafted peach and was cut down below the graft all you have is garbage. But, if its a nongrafted peach and growing on its on roots you might have something special.
I didn’t see a graft but the tree was poorly planted. It is growing about 20 degrees from vertical and was planted too deep. There are some entire sections that have died which leads me to believe the tree roots weren’t adequately filled in when planted and it obviously wasn’t staked to prevent wind movement. I will keep working on it this summer and if it produces good fruit I will let it grow. If not it will become wood for the smoker or bonsai material.
 
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Chuck is right. Fig leaves are not like that. Even the fruit looks like a peach to me.

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Fig leaves..
 

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