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  • Record Ripening Success!

    Okay. Some of you might say big deal, but I picked 20 varieties today! Anywhere from one to eight figs per variety. That's about four times as many as any other day in my fig growing career so far.

    Now, my trees are mostly two years old. Interestingly enough, I have 25 trees in ground, and most of them spent most of their energy this year growing, and not fruiting. Of the 20 varieties, about 16 were from six gallon pots. I would have had a few more varieties if it wasn't for ants.

    I have a neighbor who put a few in the ground about five years ago, and is now getting HUNDREDS of figs per tree. Hopefully mine will follow suit.
    Zone 7B/8A Wake Forest, NC. Wish list - 1. To stop murdering fig cuttings. 2. To find the biggest, juiciest, cold hardiest, most delicious common fig in the world! (and not murder it)

  • #2
    Nice! That’s way more than me this year
    ░░░SoCal░ ░ ͡ i ͡ ░ ░Zone░ ░9A░░░

    W/L: La Joya, Ondata, Belvedere, Bebera Branca, Fico Giallo, Vernino, Asunta 5 Paco (DF)

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    • #3
      That's awesome.. anyone who says big deal to that is probably a joyless SOB lol
      San Diego zone 10b/10a

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      • #4
        Nice. A day like that would get my dehydrator humming
        Tony; Pickens county, SC zone 7b

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

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        • #5
          Nice! Wow. I can’t even imagine.
          Randy
          Northeastern TN. Zone 6b/7a. WL: Rigato de Salento, Thermalito, BNR

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          • #6
            You must resist the temptation to eat them all!
            Kevin, N. Ga 7b Cheers!

            Wishing all of you a bountiful harvest!

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            • #7
              I ate about half of them yesterday. It's the first chance to try some of them, and I'm building a spreadsheet of fig characteristics for my trees to help me eventually cull the herd.
              Zone 7B/8A Wake Forest, NC. Wish list - 1. To stop murdering fig cuttings. 2. To find the biggest, juiciest, cold hardiest, most delicious common fig in the world! (and not murder it)

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