New roots will develop from the base and the leaf buds.
When new leaf buds open in the appropriate season, they push off the old leaves.
First it eats the leaf buds, then the new leaves.
They feed on the leaf buds and young leaves of their host plant.
Take 3in-long shoots of this season's growth and trim to just below a leaf bud.
Trim just beneath a leaf bud, with a straight cut, and then remove all the leaves.
This includes the terminal leaf bud along with a few of the youngest leaves.
They bore in the stems and leaf buds of their host plant.
The leaf buds and young leaves are also edible raw.
Like most of the fig-trees, the leaf bud is covered by two large scales.