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  • A little pause mid-season to remember when.

    I bought my first tree on FigBid Aug 2020 and have been obsessed ever since. Took a few pics of my "orchard" today (8-4-2021) and compared them to pics from Feb 2021. The difference is awesome and amazing. Even with 1 year old trees I get 4-5 figs a day and have tasted figs from 8 varieties so far and many more with figs. Really nice way to spend my retirement years. Click image for larger version

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    Ed- Southern Utah 8b - Wish List: Anything that is very tasty, that is common and I don't have.

  • #2
    Beautiful set up…congrats!
    CJ in Memphis 7b/8a….tight eyes, nonsplitters...Pons figs, French figs, Mario figs & tasty Cali seedlings!

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    • #3
      I love it!!!! Beautiful

      I know where I am going when I make my next trip over that way
      Eric - Santa Barbara, CA Zone 10a

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      • RedRockFig
        RedRockFig commented
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        Eric, you are welcome anytime.

    • #4
      That's a beautiful sight. Retirement looks great!
      Zone 10b, Long Beach CA
      Creator of The Original Wasp In Fly Out (WIFO) Bags
      Wish list: Bebera Branca

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      • #5
        Sweet setup! Congrats.
        Z7b Kent Island Md.
        Wish list, Figoin, and Crozes.
        https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...6qZktUx_4/edit

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        • #6
          Love the look, congrats!
          🇨🇦Ridgeway, Ontario , on Lake Erie. zone 6b/7a 🇨🇦

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          • #7
            such a beautiful sight to see! how much space between each fruit tree?
            Seattle,WA (USDA) Zone 8b

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            • RedRockFig
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              Tight - about 36" - 42". You to work with what you have. Each tree has 3 scaffolds and I'll prune for 2 fruiting branches per scaffold.

          • #8
            WOW!!
            I like the pebbles that you have surrounding the fig trees.
            Piney Point Village, Zone 8b
            W/L- Allix, Cateto

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            • #9
              Beautiful...I should be half that organized in my retirement ☺️
              Tony; Pickens county, SC zone 7b

              Care for the Earth...there's no place like home

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              • #10
                Very nice yard work. Wish the 3.5' spacing can be wider. Enjoy.
                Princeton, New Jersey, 6B
                flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/red-sun/albums
                http://growingfruit.org/ for all fruits

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                • #11
                  Nice. How many fig trees do you have in the ground? And are they each a different variety?
                  I have an area in my backyard with about 30 trees in ground each a different variety, but I'm spacing 8ft apart. Maybe I can double it up and get more in (I have about 5 or so more varieties I really want to get in ground but am out of space with my current set up).
                  Guess you'll really have to stay on top of the pruning!
                  Zone 8b, College Station, TX
                  Wish List: Maltese Beauty, CLBC.

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                  • RedRockFig
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                    60 in ground now, all different varieties. I coverted 1/3 of my lawn last winter to fig trees. I will convert another 1/3 of my lawn for fig trees this winter and when my grandsons get old enough that they don't need a play area, I'll covert the remainder of the lawn for fig trees. I can't see watering grass in a desert when I can be watering figs.

                    I'm making some slight adjustments for the next 60 fig trees. I'm keeping the 42" spacing in rows and off setting the trees in adjacent rows so that there is almost 60" diagonal spacing from tree to tree in adjacent rows. Then between each set of two rows have 60" spacing (that would be between rows 2 and 3 and then between rows 4 and 5, etc.) that gives more room to maneuver and let trees branch out a little more on the edge of the bigger spacing.

                    But you are correct, pruning is the key to short spacing.

                • #12
                  Some orchard farmers grow fruit or nut trees at close spacing. When trees grow larger, they remove or cut the trees in the middle. This offers you the options.
                  Princeton, New Jersey, 6B
                  flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/red-sun/albums
                  http://growingfruit.org/ for all fruits

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                  • #13
                    Very nice. Are you in the St. George area? I imagine figs would do very, very well in that climate on drip irrigation.
                    Zone 8A Southeast NC Coast
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                    • #14
                      Awesome layout, what a great retirement project. Kudos to you Sir.
                      Kevin, N. Ga 7b Cheers!

                      Wishing all of you a bountiful harvest!

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                      • #15
                        I'm impressed with the number of green metal stakes you have used to fix each scaffold branch. According to my unofficial calculations, the cost of your stake collection is likely higher than that of many growers entire fig collection

                        Congratulations, I wish I could put even 1/3 of that many trees in the ground. That's what retirement is supposed to be all about. Just wish my wife agreed.
                        Richard - San Diego 10a

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