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  • Productive Container Grown Fig Trees; What? and How!
    by AscPete
    What quantity do you consider productive for a small fig tree in a 5 gallon pot?
    What quantity do you consider productive for a fig tree in a 10, 15, 20, 30 or 55 gallon pot?
    Which common fig cultivars in your opinion grows too aggressively to remain in 5 gallon pots?

    These questions were answered in public discussions with members of the fig forums (6). The compiled answers combined with trialing the Japanese Commercial Fig Farming Prescriptive methods have led to my conclusion...
    05-20-2017, 02:36 PM
  • The Five (5) Fig Flavor Groups
    by AscPete
    How do you explain the flavor of a fresh fig to someone that has never tasted one?
    You compare it to something that they may have already tasted. That's why I've started discussions on fig flavor in "Fig Flavor Groups" (1) and "Gateway Fig Cultivars" (2), although these topics are very subjective and personal they can be approached objectively to improve and enhance the fig growing experience. Without a reference point for the actual fig flavors most growers rely on recommendations...
    09-30-2016, 05:25 PM
  • Fig Tree Nutrition
    by AscPete
    Adequate fertilization of potted fig trees will reward you with more edible produce at the end of the fruiting season. Providing the fig trees with proper readily available nutrition will almost guarantee healthy productive growth. Feeding schedules are used by gardening hobbyists and commercial farmers, making a feed schedule for cuttings through mature trees will not only document what you feed your trees but will be helpful with diagnosing problems that occur and provide you with a reference...
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    08-06-2016, 02:42 PM
  • Rooting Fig Cuttings: An Overview
    by AscPete
    Rooting Fig Cuttings: Methodology... The How's and Why's

    There are several methods for rooting fig cuttings with an almost unlimited amount of variations practiced by each Hobbyist / Grower, the successful methods all have solutions for reducing or eliminating fungal, bacterial and insect infestation, creating a healthy ambient environment for root initialization / growth while providing water, fertilization and light for healthy vegetative growth.

    Propagating fig cuttings,...
    03-08-2016, 12:16 PM
  • Grafting Photos complements of Andreas-Patars
    by Admin IT
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    03-05-2016, 12:24 PM
  • Grafting fig scion to moderately active rootstock in cold temperature
    by Admin IT
    Fig Grafting guidelines complements of HarveyC:

    1. Graft with dormant scions and rootstock with moderate growth rate (high growth may result in heavy sap flow the interferes with cambium contact)

    2. I almost always make partial circular cuts/scores around rootstock an inch or two below the planned grafting location to relieve pressure of sap flow. If I see almost no sap flow when I cut off the top of rootstock, I may skip this step.

    3. If scion and rootstock...
    03-05-2016, 01:50 AM